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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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The views are amazing giving you a good look of Riga from up high. It was so cold we were up and down in 10 minutes and the main church area was blocked off to the public so maybe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The views are amazing giving you a good look of Riga from up high. It was so cold we were up and down in 10 minutes and the main church area was blocked off to the public so maybe not worth the 9€. However the staff tried to help us when asked questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most interesting part is the steeple, which you can visit by paying a small fee and taking the elevator up. Nice views of the old town! Bonus: enjoy the company of the lady who has the ungrateful job of sitting in the elevator all day and having to press only two buttons, while simultaneously not paying attention to any of... More 

Thank EagleEye812
Hurth, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice church in the city centre. At least worth a walk-by, but if you are into architecture it is also worth a longer peek.

Thank SimsalabimTim
Ogre, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I passed this building in Riga old town. It looks amazing and recommending everyone to see it. At the moment there are some building works going on.

Thank Janis G
Suva, Fiji
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

an unusual architecture inside compared to other church in Riga. Worth the visit. Visit before 1pm. Plenty things to do around the area.

Thank Nouzab F
Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely this is one of the city's top attractions, I've seen it twice during the day and charming and fascinating building during the evening it turns even more beautiful thanks to the atmospheric lights which has been lighted up, just amazing. It is possible even to climb up to the watchtower, paying an entrance fee, I think it's quite expensive... More 

Thank Magellano81
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A Lutheran church which is pretty austere and nothing special I wouldn’t make special trip to visit here. Quite disappointing really.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

With 8€ you can go to the tower to see really fine 360 degrees view of Riga, and after that see the interesting exhibition downstairs. Also nice place to sit and just relax.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The current incarnation of this edifice dates post WWII, and it's fairly austere. There has been a church on this site since the early 13th Century, and there have been rebuildings, renovations and restorations for eight centuries as the church has been destroyed by fire, lightning and artillery fire.

Thank Barbara W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

You must go to the top...even if it's cold! You can get a wonderful 360 degree view of Riga from the top of the church. Make sure you wear a warm coat in the winter there....it's COLD! Have patience whilst waiting for the elevator, though. It's worth the wait! The inside of the church is lovely, too!

Thank madplatypus

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