The Church of the Holy Trinity in Liepaja is one of the must-see tourist destinations in Latvia not just for its spectacular view of a structure but also for the rich history behind it, especially of the huge mechanical organ that is known around the world.
The Church of the Holy Trinity is located in the coastal city of Liepaja, which is about 220 kilometers away from the country capital city of Riga. You need to head west to reach the Liepaja, the third largest city in the country and which plays host to many significant structures in history.
What to See There
The major activity that you will enjoy upon visiting the Church of the Holy Trinity is hearing the world’s biggest mechanical organ play. It is a memorable experience on its own that will go down your travel history book.
Aside from the world-renowned organ, there is also the picturesque sight that the cathedral has to offer. Many travel agencies provide day tours to the cathedral. The view from its 55-meter tower specifically presents a spectacular view of the city, which is one good reason any tourist should go and see the cathedral.
If you are fond of musical events, you might want to experience one at the Church of the Holy Trinity. It holds major concerts as well as art exhibitions throughout the year. Whether you are a fan of music or a fan of art displays, you will surely have a great time watching them or experiencing them at the Liepaja cathedral.
The Church of the Holy Trinity was built in mid-1700s. More than the architecture, which is in late baroque style peppered with classical features, it is the huge organ that was built by Henrich Andreas Concius, which steals the show. The organ has 131 stops, 4 manuals, and more than 7,000 pipes. When it was built in 1779, it was known to be the largest mechanical organ in the world until 1968.
In late 1800s, the Church of the Holy Trinity underwent a major reconstruction when the draft tower was raised to its current 55-meter height. At the onset of the following century, a clock mechanism was installed in the church. Several alterations were also made to the sacristy.
You can avail of a travel package including the Church of the Holy Trinity in the itinerary or you can plan your own itinerary and pay for the necessary fees to explore the site.
The Church of the Holy Trinity is truly an experience for keeps. The great acoustics and tasteful architecture make up for the long journey from the capital city to Leipaja.