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Doma Cathedral
The bloated, red-brick Doma Cathedral was built in the 13th century, it was modified several times in history. The architecture of the dome includes Gothic, Baroque and other styles. The Doma cathedral is considered to be the largest church in the Baltic states. Inside one can find many art treasures and a magnificent organ from the 19th century, complete with over 6000 pipes, being the 4th largest organ in the world. Address: Doma square 1

Riga Castle
The castle was built in the 14th century, but it was modified several times in history. The castle houses the official residence of the president of Latvia. The building contains several museums, the Museum of Latvian History and the Museum of Foreign Art being the most notable among them. Address: Pils square 3

St. Peter's Church
The ancient medieval church was destroyed in the Second World War, the restored hightower offers a perfect 360 degree view of the old city. The tower is 123m high. Inside the church one can find ancient epitaphs and burial plaques. Address: Skarnu 19

The Freedom Monument
The Freedom Monument is as much a symbol of Riga, as the Eiffel Tower has come to symbolize Paris. It was erected between the world wars to represent Latvia's freedom and independence, and remained untouched during the Soviet era. On the front of the monument the insignia says For the Fatherland and Freedom. Address: At the crossing of Brivibas bulvaris and Raiňa bulvaris

The Powder Tower (Pulvertornis)
The Powder Tower is today the only building left from the original city walls. It dates back to the 14th century but was rebuilt several times. Today the Tower houses the Museum of War, an extensive collection of the weaponry used in the past 700 years. Address: Smilsu 20

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