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View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower

Address: Skarnu 19, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #4 of 79 Attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I liked the views of Riga from here. Like what the others mentioned, there is a lift up so it is effortless going up for the great views and the church interior is nice too

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Wexford Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is one place everyone should visit. The views are great. Don't worry you don't have to climb any steps, there is a lift which goes every 10 minutes. We were lucky as the day we visited was very clear but so cold, our hands were frozen as we took our photos!

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The church inside isn't at all unusual or attractive although they did have a lace exhibition on which is reasonable. But the entrace to the tower is the thing to go to for the view of the city. Photos speak the best story, see attached, some zoomed but overall a good panoramic day pobably even better when not in the... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The view was awesome from the old district in Riga, price is not very good, but fine. I recommend going to Radisson Blu Hotel Latvia to take the lift up, it's for free!

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South Glos. England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Our group visited for the tower but were fascinated by the exhibition of lace (sounds boring, I know). The electronic presentations from the pillars of the old church were mesmerising with lace in many formats - metal etc. 2 euros without the tower trip. not sure how long the exhibition lasts but well worth a visit

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Walked around the church and took the lift up to the tower. Enjoyed great views of 360 degrees of Riga. It is well worth going up to the tower.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Visited in December 2014. Even on a foggy day the view was still great. Cold at the top so make sure you wrap up. Did not have to wait around for the lift either. Worth the €7 paid for entry. Got some great pics of the city and some of the fantastic architecture inside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A lift takes you to the viewpoint once you have walked up to the 2nd floor. The views were amazing from the viewpoint despite the day being quite overcast. We got done great shots of the surrounding scenery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

At 72m up, this is the best view in Riga. The three tiered steeple of St Peter's is a prominent landmark on Riga's skyline. The church itself is rather empty but the view more than makes up for this. The place is closed on Mondays and unfortunately the Riga Card doesn't give any discounts here. €7 is a bit steep... More 

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Derby, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

well worth the 7.50€ - you get to see so much of the city. The woman who worked the lift was stoic and very 'latvian'! Seeing the different architecture and the ruined buildings was quite emotive.

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