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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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  • Simple amazing place to visit come here for holidays with my family and really like this place and surroundings around it people are very nice very clean and smart I would recommend it to visit this p...  more »
  • Good photo opp if the sky is blue. The Freedom Monument is Riga's central landmark. I read that the woman on top of the monument is holding up three golden stars, which represent Latvia's historical r...  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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