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.
Address: Herdera laukums 6, Centra rajons, Riga
Prices & Where to Purchase Tickets
*See their website for concert times.
Purchase tickets at the cathedral
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.
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
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.
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.
See the Cathedral website for more information about upcoming events.
Attractions near the Riga Cathedral
25/27 Jauniela – Art Nouveau Building
Art Museum Riga Bourse
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church
1991 Barricades Museum