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Freedom Monument, Riga

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Look up to the top of Freedom Monument, a copper statue of Liberty, for the three stars held aloft on this high obelisk. The stars symbolize the three major regions of Latvia. Kārlis Zāle designed the 42 m (138 ft) high memorial as a tribute to soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence. The sculptures and the bas-reliefs at the foot of the obelisk represent heroes, heroines, and the common people. Notice an ancient warrior standing between two kneeling modern soldiers in the "guards of the fatherland." Catch the changing of the guard every hour. The monument makes a great benchmark for navigation in Riga. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Freedom Monument and many more Riga attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Riga travel route planner .
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  • The monument of freedom - for me an ordinary statue, you will not pass by, is visible from everywhere. It is located in the center of the city.
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  • On Sundays the soldiers are there on their duty. Looks beautiful. The local people build this monument from their own donations. Milda is holding 3 stars in her hands which mean 3 ethnographic lands o...  more »
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  • Most central. Good point to start for a sightseeing - for attractions as well as for shopping. We enjoyed the white nights.
  • Very nice and the switch of the guards also. It can't be compared with the Greek switch of guards. But it was nice and traditional. Something that you can remember.
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