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St. James Cathedral
This church beside the parliament was first mentioned in historical sources in 1225. In 1522, it became the first church in Latvia to hold a Lutheran...
Ave Sol Concert Hall
Built as an integral part of Riga’s old citadel from 1780 - 1785, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul was erected at the behest of Catherine the...
Mazā Krasta 73
The first wooden place of worship was built here in 1760, and the current building went up in 1814. It is home to one of the largest congregations of...
Holy Trinity Church of Pārdaugava
Although an older church dating back to 1453 once stood here, the current 17th-century Russian baroque-style building was completed in 1893. Designed...
Old St. Gertrude's Church
Anyone who walks down Ģertrūdes iela can’t help but notice the monumental neo-gothic church at the beginning of the street. Consecrated in 1869, this...
Built between 1876 and 1884, this yellow-brick church capped with five gilded cupolas was turned into a planetarium during the occupation but was...
Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
The original church that once stood here was destroyed when the entire area was razed in 1812 to deprive Napoleon’s army of shelter. The army took a...
Our Lady of Sorrows Church of Riga
Although the baby blue Our Lady of Sorrows Church of Riga has a decidedly negative name, the story of its construction is positively miraculous. On a...
Built from 1727 - 1733, this is one of the few Calvinist churches in Latvia. After renovations in 1805, its basement was turned into a warehouse,...
Riga Church of Jesus
After decades of war in Livonia, the Swedish Empire finally gained control of Riga in 1621. To celebrate an end to war, it was decided that a church...
Riga Luther Church
Completed in 1891, this neo-gothic church was belatedly built to commemorate the birth of Martin Luther (1483 - 1546) – founder of Latvia’s most...
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