Nativity of Christ Cathedral

Nativity of Christ Cathedral

Nativity of Christ Cathedral
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  • dbinhou7511
    Houston, Texas1,656 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive inside and out
    Impressive from the outside with the brick pattern and gold domes. Even more impressive inside with the frescoes depicting various biblical scenes and the large number of icons. This is a working church, so please be respectful when visiting. No pictures are allowed in side.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Ben White
    Northampton, United Kingdom1,712 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ‘Unfortunately you’re unable to take pictures inside.‘
    It’s a very impressive church and has golden domes on top. Although they say “Women need scarves when entering” they’re not mandatory. There’s no entry fees which is a pleasant surprise compared to St Peter’s Church. Unfortunately you’re unable to take pictures inside. If you do be careful as there’s workers who will tell you off, so make sure you don’t. Overall, a beautifully maintained church which is a very short walk from the old town.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • LPHDK
    Copenhagen, Denmark1,067 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Church
    You can get a birds eye view of the church from the Sky Line Bar at the Radisson hotel. But the church is also beautiful close up and going inside was sort of like a blast from the past for me. It is very colourful and almost overwhelming inside
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Mark T
    Aberdeen, Washington2,834 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    19th Century Russian Orthodox Cathedral in central Riga
    19th Century Russian Orthodox Cathedral in central Riga is open and free to all. Beautiful icons and other painted artwork inside and the location is in the middle of a large central park in Riga. There is a small gift shop/bookshop.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
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Alex Williams
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Incredibly beautiful church, the inside is amazing. We went on Sunday during mass and the singing was very ethereal. Just make sure you have something to cover your head if you don't want to have to buy a head scarf
Written 7 April 2024
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daveashuk
Bristol, UK702 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Free to enter, as it was cold, most women were wearing trousers and had woollen hats on, so scarves/skirts noted by other reviews not required. visited whilst a service was being held, quite a spectacle and got a chance to view ornate interior decorations typical of orthodox style. Small shop by entrance for souvenir/ candles etc.
Written 18 March 2024
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,614 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely cathedral which looks very lavish from the outside.
However, the interiors are somehow underwhelming, given the sheer size of the cathedral.
Written 1 November 2023
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starlightShanghai
Victoria, Canada3,696 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Like so many other Russian Orthodox Cathedrals, this one, too, has a stunning exterior. The golden domes topped by the familiar Orthodox crosses are really a sight to behold!

I did venture inside, but as soon as I saw the sign that women must borrow a headscarf AND a skirt from the desk next to the candles, I reversed directions. At that point I was super tired after having already walked about for the previous 3 hours and just could not be bothered to fiddle around with a skirt.

I only became aware of the ‘No photos allowed’ directive by reading the reviews of other visitors.

Still, well worth a visit even just to see the beautiful exterior of the cathedral.
Written 21 October 2023
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Mark T
Aberdeen, WA2,834 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
19th Century Russian Orthodox Cathedral in central Riga is open and free to all. Beautiful icons and other painted artwork inside and the location is in the middle of a large central park in Riga. There is a small gift shop/bookshop.
Written 30 August 2023
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LPHDK
Copenhagen, Denmark1,067 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
You can get a birds eye view of the church from the Sky Line Bar at the Radisson hotel.
But the church is also beautiful close up and going inside was sort of like a blast from the past for me.
It is very colourful and almost overwhelming inside
Written 27 August 2023
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DevonRed
Trusham, UK585 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Striking exterior and a lovely interior, though somewhat disappointingly, as a number of other reviewers have said, photography is prohibited inside.

Written 14 August 2023
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Ben White
Northampton, UK1,712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It’s a very impressive church and has golden domes on top. Although they say “Women need scarves when entering” they’re not mandatory. There’s no entry fees which is a pleasant surprise compared to St Peter’s Church.
Unfortunately you’re unable to take pictures inside. If you do be careful as there’s workers who will tell you off, so make sure you don’t.
Overall, a beautifully maintained church which is a very short walk from the old town.
Written 3 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

dbinhou7511
Houston, TX1,656 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Impressive from the outside with the brick pattern and gold domes. Even more impressive inside with the frescoes depicting various biblical scenes and the large number of icons. This is a working church, so please be respectful when visiting. No pictures are allowed in side.
Written 2 August 2023
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Adrian T
Silchester, UK204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
An amazing church building set in a park so you can view it all around the outside for good photographic opportunities.
Written 30 July 2023
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