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View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower

Skarnu 19, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #3 of 88 attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The cost for entry to the church and access to the left to the top of the tower is seven euros. Once at the top of the small viewing paltform there are magnificent panaroma views of the city and surrounds. There are also interesting displays showing the reconstruction of the tower. This is a popular attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is definitely the place to go when you visit Riga. There is a superb view of the city and surrounds from the top of the tower. It has a small space but well worth the effort of getting to the top. Make this a MUST DO in Riga.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We went up this on a beautiful day and the views from the top are outstanding. The viewing platform itself is quite small and the lift is claustrophobic but well worth putting up with it for the view of Riga. Something to see in all directions.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We did find this a little more crowded, especially in the lift! But the views were fantastic and it enabled you to see the shapes of the buildings from a different angle!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The panoramic view of Riga is stunning. The Daugava river is beautiful and you can almost hear all the old secrets from the viewing point.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

you can see the real history of russian battles and religion battles in this church. the view of city is breath taking. hope one of you be there alone in a stormy day, what I experienced, because the lift is coming up every 10 mins.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You can see the whole of Riga from there, and the pictures will probably be amazing. On the other hand, so would be any pictures of a beautiful city from a high tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The only good thing about it is the view from the top of the church tower. It is pricey for what it is in my opinion, The lift only comes every 10 minutes so there's always a fight to get on and off the lift. The best idea is to take the viewing in turns if there's a few of... More

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Obviously you need to choose a clear dry day and try to go first thing or later in the afternoon, as for any tourist viewing site. And the E7 ticket is pricey but then most tourists will only visit Riga once and it will have cost you a lot more than that to get there. So it's worth it to... More

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Although the view is good, the price to go up the tower is 7 Euros which is quite high. The area at the top of the tower is small, but the crowd is limited and controlled.

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