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St. Peter's Church

Skarnu 19, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #12 of 79 Attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Dating from the early thirteenth century,the Church of St. Peter has been built in honor of St. Peter. It is one of the oldest and most important medieval monument of the Baltic States, and is a World Heritage Site. Worth really a visit..

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new zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Our favourite thing that we did in Riga. Wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. Payed the extra to go up in the lift to the top of the tower, so glad we did the views were unreal! Went at sunset so there was an orange glow over the city that made it look so magical. Wanted... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

St Peter's Church is the oldest church in Riga, dating back to 1209. It started life as a Catholic church but is now Lutheran, like most others in the city. The unique three tiered steeple is 123m high and you can take a lift up to the middle level at 72m for the best view in town. The interior of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This impressive church is in the heart of Riga’s Old Town, and like several others, started out as a place of worship for Catholics, but later changed its affiliation to Lutheran. It’s very first incarnation was at the beginning of the 13th Cent., of which only a few small pillars in the nave remain. It went through Gothic and Baroque... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Beautiful church on the outside. Can't really say something about the inside because they asked an entrance fee and we didn't want to pay that.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

One of the highlights on my last trip to Rīga. There was a choir contest going on at the time we entered the church, so we couldn't go into the nave, but we were able to go to the top of the tower and have a spectacular panoramic view of Rīga. A remarkably beautiful city by foot, it's even more... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice little church in middle of old town. Massive wooden doors will take you back in centuries. Beautiful . Try going up to see the view

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The view of Riga from the top of St. Peter's church was mesmerizing. I do not regret purchasing the ticket to go up, but the price was definitely inflated. 7€ for an adult, just to ride up an elevator and view the city. Moreover, there are large bars surrounding the top of the church so it's impossible to take a... More 

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Chisinau District, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Once arrived in Riga, I began visiting traditional Lutheran churches of Latvia. Yes, Dome's Cathedral could be impressive, no doubt, but St. Peter's Church struck me with its special atmosphere, calm ambiance and " divine" sounds of chorus. Luckilly, there were just a few tourists, so that I managed to appreciate everything without being distracted. The ticket for visiting is... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

really the only place to get a birds eye view of riga.- a little steep in price - but for panoramic pics- would pay again.

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