The symbol of Latvia

Freedom Monument

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Why locals love it

Every Latvian knows this 42 meters tall monument that depicts young lady Milda holding three golden stars. These stars symbolize the provinces of Kurzeme, Vidzeme and Latgale. The monument is built to honour soldiers who were killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918-1920). Nowadays it's one of the main meeting spots in the city.

Why you should visit it

The monument is situated in the very centre if the city and is easily accessible. It's the piece of the history of Latvia. If you are visiting the monument between 10am and 4pm you can also see a two-man Honour Guard standing there. They change every hour.

Special tip

There is "Tēvzemei un Brīvībai" written on the monument. It means "For Fatherland and Freedom" in English.

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4 Comments

Built by latvian citizen donations
Agris
Local
November 18, 2018
Central meeting place.
Kristīne
Local
April 25, 2017
Book a guide and find out more about meaning of the Monument.
Raami Travel
Local
September 19, 2016
It's a really good place! Thanks for telling about it!
Kate
Traveller
March 5, 2016

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