Religious, Spiritual sights in Western Latvia
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Built between 1742 and 1758, the baroque-style Holy Trinity Church has a dazzling gilded rococo interior. Its centrepiece is its fabulous organ, at one time the world's largest, boasting more than 7000 pipes, 131 registers and four manuals. For a small fee, the church caretaker will escort you up the myriad of creaky wooden steps to the clock tower, where fabulous city views await.
There is little to see or do in Old Town except wander its streets and absorb the 18th-century architecture. Pils iela is the main street, cutting across Old Town in an east-west direction. Peering across Brīvibas iela is the neo-Byzantine St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, built in 1901 and crowned with five onion domes.
Walking west from St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, along Pils iela, you can detour south down Tirgus iela to Rātslaukums, a pretty cobbled square overlooked by St Nicholas Evangelical Lutheran Church, built in 1835.