St. Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church

Riga, Latvia

Construction of this Classicist wooden building began in 1820 and was completed five years later. In 1862 its eclectic-style belfry was added. Yellow and round with a large green dome, it’s hard to miss it on the corner of Brīvības and Blaumaņa. Inside you’ll find three porticoes, beautiful icons and, unusually, a central altar in the middle of the room.

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Brīvības iela 56, Riga, Latvia
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Founded: 1820-1825
Category: Religious sites in Latvia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Latvia)

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Oksana Vinkarklina (18 months ago)
Nice church, beggars sitting outside
Ignas Skudrickas (2 years ago)
Beautiful small church
Jonas (2 years ago)
Very nice churche with a unique architectural style. Not the most interesting church in Riga but if you're near it and have time to burn, it's definitely worth checking out.
Jeff Clay (2 years ago)
Located on the corner of two busy streets it is attractive outside but difficult to photograph. Beautiful church inside (no photos).
Vita Pokovba (2 years ago)
Delightful and beautiful church. With amazing people inside. God bless them and everyone who visits the church.
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