St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral

Jelgava, Latvia

St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral was designed by architect N. Chagin and built during 1890-1892, with the financial support of Russian Czar Alexander III. The altar and foundation remained from the previous church which was built in 1774 after the design of architect F.B. Rastrelli. It was devastated in WWII and renovated between 1993 and 2003.

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Founded: 1890-1892
Category: Religious sites in Latvia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Latvia)

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Lorna Davison (15 months ago)
Quaint yet beautiful church. I watched a group baptism.
Honka Vo (2 years ago)
Nice place
Sergejs Ivanovs (2 years ago)
This Cathedral has a divinely charming exterior and a simple, not "too sophisticated", but yet almost unworldy interior. Visiting this church and especially watching the liturgies and services would be a great cultural and spiritual experience.
Edmunds Imša (2 years ago)
For prayers
Antonio De Iasio (5 years ago)
Best Orthodox cathedral I've seen so far. It's a like a bit of Santorini transferred to the cold lands of Latvia. The inside is very peaceful. There are icons of different saints with Cyrillic inscriptions.
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