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View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower

Skarnu 19, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #5 of 92 Attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Delton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

excellent vantage of old riga and "new" riga across the river. - was a little expensive but still thought it was worth it given the panoramic pics. "

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great view from the top, slightly restricted by full length bars but big enough gaps to put your camera lens through. You access the top by lift so no stairs to climb. I though 7 euros was a bit pricey though!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A definite must for anyone visiting the city. Brilliant panoramic views around Riga. Great photos! Great experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was the best view of Riga and right in the centre of the old town.A bit pricey at 7 euros but at least there is a lift and no steps involved.Of course space is very tight at the top and everyone was jostling for position to get photos but worth it.A must do if you go to Riga.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

you have to pay a small amount to go up but definitely worth the money.you have to go up two floors by stairs then up to the top by a small elevator for stunning views over Riga Old Town and along the rive

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You must do this! You will love your pictures when you get home. They mean even more as they add that arial view to all of the other ground shots that you take on the other days along the way...

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

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

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

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

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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