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View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower

Skarnu 19, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #5 of 90 Attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Sao Paulo, SP
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Great view from the tower. You can see the major sites in Riga and have a feeling of what it really looks like. It is no cheap, though. 7,50 EUR.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you want a 360 degree view of the city this is the one to do. It's 7 euros to use the lift to the top which might seem a little expensive for the amount of time you are up there but the views are worth it.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is. MUST while in Riga! If you go only to the temple it costs 2€ but to climb up the tower is 7€ and they close at 6 p.m. During the summer sunny days you can enjoy a majestic view of the city and the beautiful, very blue Daugaba river in a small but very safe balcony. There is... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A must-do if you're in Riga. You pay for entry at the front of the church, head up a set of stairs and wait for the lift - it isn't the biggest lift in the world and we were lucky that we went up almost straight away. The view from the top is worth it - you can see all... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The only time I've been up a wooden tower in a tiny lift! The lift has a guy in it to take you up and down, so you may have to wait a while at both ends. 360 degree view of Riga, it is very pretty, but I actually preferred the views walking over Akmens Tilts and have much better... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Due to the excellent weather we not only enjoyed the great view of the old city orf Riga, but also enjoying the architectural variety across the river and other great parts of the city .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The lift is a little small so can imagine the queue is very long at peak times. The views of Riga are fantastic and great for getting good panoramas of the city

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Outstanding view of the city and we could pick out most of the landmarks we had visited. Lift was a bit cramped and the young lad operating it was more interested in his mobile 'phone than the visitors he was taking up and down.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You can see from here the whole city. Take a good zoom camera or quality binoculars and you will stay for more than an hour on the platform. I would also suggest to make this excursion after spending a few days in Riga and its neighbourhood because it is more interesting to see some already known landmarks.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

you can see all the beautiful city from top,weather was clear to see every thing even the port and the bridages of Riga.

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