Freedom Monument

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.  

General Information

Address: Raiņa bulvāris Brīvības piemineklis, Riga

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Tickets Prices

 Free – observe the monument from the outside.

Public Transportation

The closest tram & bus stop is Nacionālā opera.

 It’s approximately a 5 – 10 minute walk from the stop.
 
There isn’t any public transportation within Old Town. 
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Hours of Operation

24 Hours

 

Useful Information

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

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