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St. Peter's Church

Skarnu 19, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #11 of 76 Attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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Delton
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very good church, very good view of city from the top of the church. I would highly recommend a visit to this.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

St Peter's Church is considerably more impressive from the outside than from the inside. The interior is disappointingly plain and this is probably why there are so many exhibitions staged here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As with most Lutheran churches, this one is better appreciated from the outside. The tower is certainly impressive and is visible across Riga.

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