Old St. Gertrude's Church

Riga, Latvia

The monumental neo-Gothic church was consecrated in 1869. This red brick masterpiece topped with a green copper spire was designed by one of the city’s most prolific architects, J.D. Felsko. Unfortunately, some of its decorative ornaments cast in concrete are now in a sad state and hang precariously above passers-by. Many of the art nouveau buildings surrounding the church are also worth a look.

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Ģertrūdes iela, Riga, Latvia
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Founded: 1869
Category: Religious sites in Latvia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Latvia)

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melna maizite (18 months ago)
Neat and humble neogothic Lutheran church
Cosmos O (2 years ago)
I assisted to orchestra and chorus concert and it was very nice, the place is beautiful.
Romans Andruzskis (2 years ago)
Beutiful castl in the circle
David Hahn (2 years ago)
I went to an evening concert of organ music. The church an exterior of brick has beautiful interior stone arches. I am not well versed in church design but it does look gothic to me
David Burnfield (2 years ago)
We happened to walk in there this Wednesday evening at 7 PM and there was a concert on. At first there was an orchestra combining regular orchestra instruments as well as Latvian instruments. That was followed by choirs of the most professional quality. Beautiful music, we loved it.
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