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Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)

1 Brivivas iela / Pilsetas kanals, Riga, Latvia
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Completed in 1935 to commemorate Latvian independence, this symbolic statue in Old Town shows the image of Liberty holding three stars in her outstretched hands, symbolizing unity of the country.
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  • Average18%
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“old town” (133 reviews)
“beautiful park” (21 reviews)
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1 Brivivas iela / Pilsetas kanals, Riga, Latvia
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"old town"
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"beautiful park"
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"soviet occupation"
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"opera house"
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"interesting history"
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"city centre"
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"guard"
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"independence"
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"symbol"
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"liberty"
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"marching"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Strange monument, being in sandstone then marble and at least one other stone, in various places. Soldiers depicted look remarkably like those of the German army. Then the lady on top holding 3 stars, she cast possibly in bronze? Right at the end of Freedom...More

Thank MadDocNI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This statue is the focus of Rigan gatherings. It is tall and dramatic, set on an imposing pillar in a large square

Thank 301lisa33
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easily seen from the near Gertrude park, it is a good simbol of the Latvian spirit. Also the story of how it was speared during the Soviet era is a fun story.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s worth to check out this statue while visiting Riga. We did not use alot of time there we just took some photos.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you walk up to the KGB museum you have to pass through freedom square which is of such national importance it has two armed guards standing to attention p4otecting it.

Thank Ross B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Two soldiers in front of the monument are interesing as a part of programme. Gorgeous surroundings, canal and trees nearby somehow point out the White and redish figures above the pedestal so it all makes you admire it.

Thank Milos L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Riga's Old Town and Freedom Monument together with the Song Festival was a real jumble. First of all, there are a lot of people and an unforgettable atmosphere. Young people with national clothes are walking around, with a large screen showing classical music, watching people...More

Thank Vilius Š
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When visiting it is a place you should see. Built in the first independence years, it is a symbol of hope and freedom. A lot of interesting design choices and small hidden gems. Worth to see, as there are no boundaries to see it.

Thank lamuks
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument towers over one of the main streets in Old town Riga. It is an important symbol of freedom and some tasteful flowers and wreaths were placed at the foot of the monument.

Thank Lawito
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument is situated in one of the city parks. It is an impressive work of art. Get a tour or read about it so you can appreciate the details when visit.

Thank Grisho
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