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St. Peter's Church

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Address: Skarnu 19, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7229426

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Great church with a panorama view on top

Impressing view inside. But take the elevator to the top. For 7 Euro you will get a great overview of the town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Impressing view inside. But take the elevator to the top. For 7 Euro you will get a great overview of the town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

From the outside, it's an amazingly beautiful building, with its Gothic spire which soars over the old town of Riga. It was first mentioned in the 1200s, but little remains from that period. The church was renovated in the 1980, complete with a reinforced concrete core to the spire which now houses a lift. The lift takes you quite high... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There is a lift that take you to the tower. Funny thing is that they still have a man in charge of it and he must be sitting all day there I bet. Anyway, from the top you can see and take good panoramic pictures of Old Riga. Enjoy the view. Cons: 7€ for the attraction

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A fantastic church which has been beautifully restored. There is a small exhibition which is included in the 2 Euro Entry Fee. I did not pay the 7 euro to go up the tower as it was wet cold and windy - and the clouds were down at roof top level ... would have been a waste of 7 Euro

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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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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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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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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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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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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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