Nativity of Christ Cathedral, Riga

#5 of 123 in Historic Sites in Latvia
Church · Tourist Spot
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 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 »
  • Lovely Russian Orthodox Cathedral that is open to all who come in a respectful manner. Beautiful icons and other painted art work inside and the location is in the middle of a large central park in.....  more »
  • Really nice cathedral, they were preparing for mass, the colour arrangement inside is very unique and lively, a lot of different mix of ideas , it's definitely worth a visit but since it's not in the old town a lot of people tend to overlook it but it's only about 10 mins walk from the old town
  • Very beautiful cathedral. No entrance fee, no photos allowed. Would recommend.

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