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Dom Cathedral

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Identification

Dom Cathedral
110995

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Facts

  • The construction of this church began in 1211, and some parts of this building are still contained in the present-day Dom Cathedral.
  • The current organ was built in 1883 - 1884, and has 124 registers and 6828 pipes - the largest musical instrument in the world at that time.
  • The architectural ensemble in Dom Cathedral represents the following styles: romantic, gothic, renaissance, baroque (the tower), and Art Nouveau.
  • Dom Cathedral is the seat of the Latvian Lutheran archbishop.
  • Since the original construction the ground around the cathedral has risen 2 meters, so it is necessary to climb down to enter it.

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Location

Dom Square
Centra Rajons
Riga
Riga
Latvia

Technical Data

295.28 ft
295.28 ft
1211
1776
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