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St. Peter's Church

Skarnu 19, Riga, Latvia
371 7229426
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Ranked #15 of 88 Attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Peterborough, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well worth the first 2 floors of stairs to reach the lift then the view of all old Riga is spectacular and helps you put the old city boundaries into perspective

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Any day except Monday, pay €7 and take the lift up St Peter's Church spire. The church is in the middle of the old town and shows the ravages of time and evidence of countless repairs. The church itself is quite plain with hauntingly high ceilings. The view from the tower provides an uninterrupted view of the city and surrounds... More

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Marcoussis
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Located in the heart of the old historical center of Riga. We were there just at the opening - 10am-, and it was crowded (small elevator for max. 10 people) - better come a little bit later during the day to avoid queuing up. Same story to go down, all the more since they had a problem with the elevator,... More

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Carlsbad, California
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104 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

St.Peter's Church is a Lutheran church built from 1200 to 1400. The construction was often interrupted by wars and plague. The original concept was to be a basilica with three aisles and ornate vaulted ceilings. The work continued in 1660 and 1679. A new steeple was added in 1690. The church burned down during the bombing in 1941. Restoration started... More

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Moscow, Russia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The 7 euro ticket allows you to get to the tower by elevator. But be aware of 3 flights of stairs before the elevator - I'm not sure there are any facilitites for those in wheelchairs. The view is breath-taking, but the place is very small and maybe really crowded. After the tower do not forget to visit the church... More

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Turku, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went there most of all due to the view over the city. That was fantastic and highly recommended. The chuch was built from 1209 and it is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Finland
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place really surprised me. The church is very old (from 1200 something) and was bombed heavily during WW2, It was restaurated partly already 1960ies. It was a very hot day, but old churces are usually cool. Not his one, though. You had to pay 7 e (officially for the elevatorride to the clocktower), but actually you were not allowed... More

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited St Peter's church during the World Choir Games and hearing such exceptional choir music within the walls of this lovely church, made it an unforgettable experience. The group size when going to the top of the tower is well controlled so you do not have to jostle to get a view. The view is really great from up... More

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Manado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The design, acoustic, location everything is so beautiful, really like to stay and sit in there for hours.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It's a very highly visible landmark and nice to look at. We didn't go up to the tower, which may be worth the trouble. The church itself isn't that interesting from the inside as it has been rebuilt. They had a small Art Nouveau exhibition when we visited, which wasn't that great, but at least it was sensibly priced. I... More

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