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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Turku, Finland
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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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Hanover, NH
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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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Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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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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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The church itself reminds me of churches in the old soviet era, where such buildings were converted to storehouses and museums or exhibitions. When you visit the church, there is nothing to really focus on, as both side-ships of the church are used for an art-exhibition of some dubious character. The only reason, in my mind, to visit, is that... More 

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We visited here as it was close to our hotel and also the House of the Blackheads. Based on other reviews on here, we didn't pay to go up to the viewpoint. Worth a look if you're nearby.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Why are there so many sculptures of St George in St Peter's church? I couldn't find the answer to this, but anyway, this church is a little bit plain. There are no big stain glass windows like you will find at Notre Dame, there isn't a great deal of ornate wood carvings like in other churches I've seen. In fact,... More 

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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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