Nativity of Christ Cathedral Riga

Local nameKristus Piedzimšanas pareizticīgo katedrāle
LocationCentrs, Riga, Latvia

The Nativity of Christ Cathedral, Riga, Latvia was built to a design by Nikolai Chagin and Robert Pflug in a Neo-Byzantine style between 1876 and 1883, with decorations made by the firm of August Volz, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire. It is the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Baltic provinces built with the blessing of the Russian Tsar Alexander II on the initiative of local governor-general Pyotr Bagration and bishop Veniamin Karelin. The Nativity of Christ Cathedral is renowned for its icons, some of which were painted by Vasili Vereshchagin.

Tags Russian OrthodoxPlace of WorshipChristianCathedral
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Address Brīvības bulvāris 23, LV-1050 Riga, Latvia

Coordinates 56°57'14.19" N 24°6'55.977" E

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