Freedom Monument

Freedom Monument
Freedom Monument
Brivibas and Raiņa

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Editor's review

The Freedom Monument, so-called because of its dedication to "Fatherland and Freedom" marked by the friezes around the base, signals the beginning of Brivibas street in the centre of Riga. The monument proves that size indeed does matter, as at 42 metres high the monument is visible from many angles in the Central District, guiding the lost tourist to Brivibas. The woman at the pinnacle, known simply as the 'Liberty Statue' or affectionately as 'Milda,' holds three stars symbolizing the three regional parts of Latvia: Kurzeme, Vidzeme and Latgale. In perhaps Latvia's prime example of tragic optimism, the statue was unveiled in 1935 during the very brief period of the nation's actual freedom. Luckily, even the Soviets didn't dare topple this symbol during their reign, and now it once again represents Latvia's independence, where locals place flowers at the base to remember.

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i love learing about latvia and even though i was born latvia i forget stuff about the mildia and her freedom

Reply Jan 6th, 2018
United States

The Freedom monument is wonderful monument. It is located in Wonderful country. For viewers that are viewing my review, The Freedom monument was built by Karlis Zale, A latvian sculptor.

Reply Jun 1st, 2011
United Kingdom

I can't believe that foreigners would actually disrespect the local culture so much by p*ssing on this historical monument, how unbelievably rude! Learn some respect or go home!

Reply Mar 12th, 2009
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Reply Dec 13th, 2006
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