Thursday, 7 January 2010

Rīgas Doms

Teriine (Laura)from Latvia sent me this beautiful Riga´s cathedral card.Latvia is one of my fave countries:)I have been there three times and I still want to go back.

Riga Cathedral(in latvian Rīgas Doms) is the Protestant Cathedral in Riga,Latvia. Built near the Daugava river in 1211 by Albert of Riga, it is considered the largest medieval church in the Baltic states.

Built in the beginning of 13th century, it was modified several times along its history. David Caspari was rector of the cathedral's school in the late 17thcentury. His son Georg Caspari also served at the cathedral.

It is often known in English as the Dome Cathedral, although it has no dome. The nickname comes from the Latvian and German words Dom(s) meaning "cathedral".

Certainly one of the most recognizable landmarks in Latvia.

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