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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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Montgomery, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Up two floors by stairs then up to the top by a small elevator for stunning views over Riga Old Town and along the river. There is an interesting film about the restoration of the spire and the cockerell on the very top to watch whilst you wait for the elevator which runs every ten minutes. Twas breezy at the... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

You do have to pay, but it's well-worth a trip up. Be prepared for the wind! There is a lift attendant, who basically sat in the lift with his headphones in, pressing buttons. All part of the experience I guess!

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Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The old church was completely destroyed by Nazis on St. peter's day in 1941 but now it is fully restored to its previous glory, owing to dozens of dedicated people. The outstanding feature of this great church is its steeple, now 130 meters high, from which there is a great view upom Riga and the Daugava river. One thing I... More

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Sandvika, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It was a great experience; a great view of whole city. Also inside the church is so beautiful and worth to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Quite an experience. One of the things to see in Latvia by day. You can go to the top of the tower to see the view of Riga. We didn't do this as we already did this via the Skyline bar on top of the Radisson Hotel for free!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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

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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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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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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