Fridge Magnet depicting the Dome Cathedral in Riga, Latvia
The Riga Dome Fridge Magnet is one of the most striking pieces that you will find to make your trip to Latvia memorable. The dominating and larger than life presence of the cathedral has been depicted with perfection in the image. Together with the bright colors of the dome, the church building and the overcast skies, the picture takes you back to the medieval times when the cathedral was built. The acrylic finish on the souvenir adds brightness and a smooth sheen to it, making it a perfect memorabilia for you, friends and family.
History behind the Riga Dome Cathedral
The Riga Dome is the seat of the Archbishop of Riga and was built in the 13th century. During the medieval times, this dome was the most sacred monument for the Christians of Riga and was classified as the most historically significant building in the entire Baltic Region. Over time, the cathedral and its tower went through a number of renovations and extensions, especially after it caught fire in 1547.
In all of Latvia, the Riga Dome makes for a famous tourist spot that has been represented in paintings, literature and poetry. From atop the tower, one can see everywhere in the Baltic region and the River Daugava.
Importance of Riga
Riga is the capital and largest settlement of Latvia. It has a population of 658,640 inhabitants. Being part of the miraculous Baltic, Riga attracts a sizable crowd of tourists in its peak seasons. The city is very prominent in all of the Baltic States because of its busy seaport that operates via the River Daugava. The most famous destination in Riga is the Old Riga that tells a story of the city's glorious past in the early 13th and 14th centuries.