St. Saviour's

Riga, Latvia

This little church commissioned by British traders living in Riga was built in 1857 on a shipload of English soil specially imported from the UK. Consecrated in 1859, the church was only full when British warships visited Latvia. Transformed into a student disco during Soviet times, it is once again a place of worship which is attended by Riga's English-speaking expat population. Its pastor and his dedicated flock are also renowned for their charitable works.

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Anglikāņu iela 2a, Riga, Latvia
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Founded: 1857-1859
Category: Religious sites in Latvia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Latvia)

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www.inyourpocket.com

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Anna Grase (Ari) (5 months ago)
Went there for an event, amazing atmosphere & setup
Willy Dinata (9 months ago)
St. Saviour's Anglican Church in Riga is a serene oasis in the heart of the city. The beautiful neo-Gothic architecture and tranquil atmosphere create a peaceful escape from the bustling streets. Whether for worship or quiet contemplation, it's a place of solace and reflection
Swanky Christy (17 months ago)
Great small church with small organ concerts absolutely free ( voluntarily donations). Very beautiful gothic architecture and also cute cards from people all over the world. Worth a visit, it will not take too much time but great city's landmark.
Kristine Greke (2 years ago)
Very nice and peaceful place. Here every Wednesday at 13:00 you can listen to live music of creative and talented people. Grace the cat will meet you ?
Anton Blomberg (2 years ago)
The church was rather small and on going renovations. The Church was cold and not in the best of conditions. But it was still nice, calm and cozy.
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