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Address: Skarnu 19, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7229426
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Lovely spot to walk around

•St Peters church in Skarnu iela is a large redbrick church with a lift to the spire offering views over the town and the river. Impressive brass statues outside

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Southport, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Unless you plan to pay the extra fee to take the elevator up to the tower, it isn't worth your time. There are other beautiful churches in Riga that are more worth your while. The church does on occasion have art shows and you might be there on a day when the show (included in the price of the tower... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

•St Peters church in Skarnu iela is a large redbrick church with a lift to the spire offering views over the town and the river. Impressive brass statues outside

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Herfoelge, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A big beautiful and impressive red brick building with a tall tower. the entrance is 7 euro pr. person, which I think is a bit too much.

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Lancaster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Definietly worth the 7 euros to go up the lift, lovely views from the top!! was a bit cloudy the day we went up but still was delighful.

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Keynsham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Without the tower views the 7 Euros to look round this building would have been a bit pricey, to be honest. However, it is full of history (Gustavus Adolphus worshipped here during the 30 Years' War), even if it was gutted at the end of the War.

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Cliffe Woods, Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When we visited it was a windy day. Only I bought a ticket for the tower. The all round views were fantastic though the wind was buffeting. When you see the displayed photos of the damage to the church during the war - the roof was destroyed - the restoration is brilliant. Well worth a visit.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Worth paying the money to go up in the lift for the wonderful 360 views and then you can go around the church.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The church has gone through a tough history and it's been restored so many times that it might be difficult what represents each time period since the 13th century. I guess this is the church you should visit if you have to see one in Riga. Not so much because of the history nor the interior, but the magnificent view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

St Peter's always seemed to be the central landmark for us in our recent visit to Riga. Loved walking by and admiring the reflection in the old glass, the accessibility of the walls, and it's hidden-away feel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Absolutely must to see when in Riga, based in old town, impossible to meet. Take a chance and go up stairs by elevator - you will see all Riga below you.

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