Riga Dome Cathedral
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One of the centrepieces of the Old Town, the Riga Dome Cathedral is not to be missed. Not that that's likely to happen as it's the sort of building you see from afar and feel yourself gravitating towards. Resplendent red brick on the outside, the Dome (or 'Dom') Cathedral is also a beaut from within. Whitewashed walls tower over the faithful, while austere woodwork provides a pleasing contrast. Of course the real cynosure of the Dome is its giant organ. Built between 1883 and 1884 and boasting 124 registers and 6828 pipes, it's a real monster. Regular concerts give it a work out.
Editor & Riga Local
It is either Riga (Protestant) Cathedral or Rigas Doms. 'Dome' is meaningless in English - it just means cupola, which this wonderful building has not got. The Riga Russian Orthodox Cathedral has a dome - perhaps you are confusing the two buildings?
The great cathedral of Riga is one of the most beautiful churches of Northern Europe. But when will the Latvians learn that 'Dom' or 'Doms' does not translate as 'Dome' in English? In English it is Riga Cathedral, or the Riga 'Doms', if you want to stick to Latvian.
I visit Riga almost every year and the Dome Cathedral is the first place i visit every time i am in Riga! The Organ music and the beauty of the cathedral is making me cry every single time!
the most exciting place on earth (at least for me)!
amazing concerts each march at the riga dome cathedral!