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Nativity of Christ Cathedral, Riga

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The Neo-Byzantine Nativity of Christ Cathedral represents the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Baltic region, renowned for striking icons that cover most of its interior walls. Observe the 19th-century edifice and admire its pastel interior featuring representations of Christ and saints. You'll have the chance to see typical Orthodox ornaments and frescoes characteristic of the Byzantine era. From a distance, the cathedral dominates the landscape with its bright golden domes. You are welcome to buy candles here and light them in memory of loved ones. While there is no entry fee, the church accepts donations. Using our international travel planner, Riga attractions like Nativity of Christ Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a beautiful Russian Orthodox church. Both the exterior and the interior are well worth seeing. It is free to go inside. 
    This is a beautiful Russian Orthodox church. Both the exterior and the interior are well worth seeing. It is free to go inside.  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to visit, especially if you are agnostic or like me atheist. Here you can appreciate the wonders created for religion, in this case Orthodox Christianity. If you are lucky....  more
    This is a wonderful place to visit, especially if you are agnostic or like me atheist. Here you can appreciate the wonders created for religion, in this case Orthodox Christianity. If you are lucky....  more »
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  • I loved the flowers in front of this beautiful church and the colors of the church are mesmerizing. It reminds me of the Alexander Nevsky Church in Copenhagen. The singing is always heavenly at Orthodox churches.
  • Very close to the old town, a real Orthodox church with beautiful art work inside. Light a candle, and just enjoy the inside of this church. Th outside is also lovely.

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