"Brivibas monument" Freedom Monument Tip by tini58de

Freedom Monument, Riga: 55 reviews and 132 photos

 
 

The Freedom Monument was unveiled in 1935 and is a national shrine for Latvians. The monument was designed by Kārlis Zāle. Our guide told us that back then Latvians donated money to have it erected - it was their national pride! The frieze around the base of the column show Latvians singing, working and fighting for their freedom, while the three stars in the maiden's hands represent the three historical regions of the country: Kurzeme, Vidzeme and Latgale. You will always find flowers at the base of the monument. The guard of honor changes every hour on the hour from 09:00 - 18:00.

Website: http://www.liveriga.com/en/3231-freedom-monument

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  • Written Oct 20, 2007
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