Freedom Monument, Riga

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Address: Brivibas bulvaris, Riga, Latvia

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Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Monument

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About Freedom Monument, Riga

Like most monuments and landmarks that symbolize the lands freedom from its oppressors, the Freedom Monument is a tall structure with a proud lady standing atop the column with three stars in her hand, one for each of the three regions of Latvia.

It’s the coming of these three regions that stood for the independent Latvia. During the time of annexations, the three regions were under different colonies and the Latvian struggle for independence was all about uniting these three regions. Latvia’s lady liberty is one of the city’s landmarks you definitely should not miss out on.

Don’t miss out on the change of guard that takes place on the hour every day, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Freedom Monument Information

  • Free Entry
  • Since the Freedom Monument is an open monument located in a plaza downtown, there is no opening or closing times or an entry fee for that matter.

How To reach Freedom Monument by Public Transport

  •  Inzenieru iela (trolleybus station)

Restaurants Near Freedom Monument

  • Cili Pica
  • Rockabilly House
  • Index Cafe

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Freedom Monument, Riga Reviews

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  • One of Latvian people cherished treasures. Built in 1935, the 42-metre (138ft). The statue was built by Latvian donations. The statue stands tall as the Latvia people and so does the brave soldiers guarding the Monument. You might even catch a time (1 hour is the time when they change. They also patrol 1. after 30min) but they don't guard the Monument in extreme conditions (under -10°C {14°F} and above 25°C {77°F}

  • The Freedom Monument is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Unveiled in 1935, the 42-metre (138 ft) high monument of granite, travertine, and copper often serves as the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga.

  • Monument to those who fought against the forces of darkness in two wars. A magnificent symbol of Latvian willingness to fight for freedom and independence. Located in the city centre so there is no reason not to visit and pay respect to the brave warriors of the past

  • An important monument for the Latvian people. Follow the street in the northeast direction for a cool view with the trees.

  • Very, very impressive monument in the heart of Riga. Very close to all the best shops and cafes, also a short walk from the lovely park with the padlock bridge. Loved walking around Riga and discovering all the history that is still so present in the city.

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