Riga Cathedral

About the Riga Cathedral

This Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral is the largest cathedral in the Baltic countries and is the seat of the Archbishop of Riga. Due to German influences, it is often called the Dome Cathedral. Livonian Bishop Albert of Riga built the cathedral in 1211 after a previous church burned down. Over the years, many additions and alterations have been made to the building. During the Soviet Occupation religious services were prohibited so the cathedral was used as a concert hall. It is still a popular venue for music events and concerts.  

General Information

Address: Herdera laukums 6, Centra rajons, Riga

Telephone: +37167227573

Email: doms@doms.lv

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Prices & Where to Purchase Tickets

Everyone: €3

Concerts: €10

*See their website for concert times.

Purchase tickets at the cathedral

Public Transportation

The closest tram & bus stop is 11. novembra krastmala.

It’s approximately a 5 – 10 minute walk from the stop.

There isn’t any public transportation within Old Town. 

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Riga Cathedral

Hours of Operation

July to September

9 am to 6 pm – Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday

9 am to 5 pm – Wednesday and Friday

9 am to 5:30 pm – Thursday

October to June

10 am to 5 pm – Daily

Concerts at 7 pm

May 1 to September – Wednesday and Friday

October 1 to April 30 – Friday

*Check schedule for attentional concerts outside of these times.

Useful Information

Visiting the Cathedral

Most visitors spend 30 to 60 minutes here.

There are several ancient artifacts, such as cannons, in the corridor of the cathedral so be sure to check these out. 

Dress warm during colder months as part of the cathedral is outside.

Other visitors suggest visiting at 12 pm to listen to their organ recital. 

Worship Schedule

Sunday Service starts at 12 pm.

Weekday and Saturday Services start at 8 am

Worship for families with children is on the 1st Sunday of each month and start at 5 pm.

*Tourist visits are prohibited during these times.

Events

See the Cathedral website for more information about upcoming events.

Attractions near the Riga Cathedral

The Museum of History of Riga & Navigation

25/27 Jauniela – Art Nouveau Building

Art Museum Riga Bourse

St. Saviour’s Anglican Church

1991 Barricades Museum

 

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