About the Freedom Monument
This monument, unveiled in 1935, serves as focal point for public gathers and official ceremonies. It symbolises the freedom, independence, and sovereignty while also honouring the soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918 – 1920). The base depicts Latvian culture and history with a 19 metre travertine column featuring Liberty holding three golden stars toward the sky. During the Soviet occupation of Latvia the Freedom Monument was scheduled for demolition, however this never happened due to the Soviet Authorities concern it would cause civil unrest. Renewed momentum for National Independence started when thousands of people gathered here to honour the victims of the Soviet regime in June 1987. Three years later Latvia re-established their independence with the fall of the Soviet Union.
Address: Raiņa bulvāris Brīvības piemineklis, Riga
The closest tram & bus stop is Nacionālā opera.
Hours of Operation
The Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) Park is next to the Freedom Monument.
There is a rotation of the guards at 1 pm daily.
The Freedom Monument is lit up at night.
Attractions near the Freedom Monument
Nativity of Christ Cathedral
The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
National History Museum of Latvia – LNVM
Latvian War Museum
The Black Cats of Riga