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View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower

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Address: Skarnu 19, Riga, Latvia

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St Peter's Church Tower

Breath-taking view of the city from the top of the church. You can see how beautiful the city of Riga is from this tower and enjoy a fresh air, along with its nothing less than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Breath-taking view of the city from the top of the church. You can see how beautiful the city of Riga is from this tower and enjoy a fresh air, along with its nothing less than amazing view .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit to see Riga from above. It was 7 euro each but well worth it. Its not for those afraid of heights but the viewing area is completely safe and you are fenced in. Its only small so it could get crowded in summer. You also get to wander around the church which had a display of all... More 

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Keynsham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure 7 Euros isn't a bit steep (no pun intended), but the views from the top are wonderful, and it helps to understand the setting of Riga in general.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Yes it's a bit expensive at €7 a person, yes the staff look stern and miserable (but that's common in most Eastern European museums etc), yes the church itself isn't spectacular....but the view from the tower is amazing so for this alone it was worth the money. It was a very windy day and the lift was buffeted a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After the disappointment of the Dome, this by contrast is much better. Went on a beautiful Tuesday (maybe the weather helped) and paid, €7 per person for entry and the tower (€3 without the trip to the top) Word of warning: there are stairs before you get to the lift that takes you to the top. Once you are at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

While there is some information on the church and it is pleasant to visit, it is the 360 degree view of the beautiful Riga that is breath taking. Great to get perspective on this wonderful city.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went there during winter and of course it was so freezing. But anyway, with majestic white icy scenery made me happy to look over the whole town again and over again. Also, if you go there during winter, you will be at highly privileged since you will be the only few tourists over there :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Great trip up the top of the tower although the day was windy enough that it felt like it did sway slightly. Really chilly in April but beautiful seeing the City below. €7 included the tower and the church. Short wait for the elevator both ways.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

the ticket is around 7 Euros per individual and totally worth it. the view from the top is breathtaking. you can spend quite some time there if the weather is nice. we weren't so lucky :-(

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This church is one of the least ornate, inside and out, but well worth a visit. The elevator to the top of the spire provides a great view over Old Riga, and I also enjoyed walking through the displays of carvings in the church itself. There may not be much to see here, but what is there is worth seeing.

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