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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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Beautiful peace of architecture

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bergen, Norway
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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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

From the outside, it's an amazingly beautiful building, with its Gothic spire which soars over the old town of Riga. It was first mentioned in the 1200s, but little remains from that period. The church was renovated in the 1980, complete with a reinforced concrete core to the spire which now houses a lift. The lift takes you quite high... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There is a lift that take you to the tower. Funny thing is that they still have a man in charge of it and he must be sitting all day there I bet. Anyway, from the top you can see and take good panoramic pictures of Old Riga. Enjoy the view. Cons: 7€ for the attraction

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A fantastic church which has been beautifully restored. There is a small exhibition which is included in the 2 Euro Entry Fee. I did not pay the 7 euro to go up the tower as it was wet cold and windy - and the clouds were down at roof top level ... would have been a waste of 7 Euro

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Dating from the early thirteenth century,the Church of St. Peter has been built in honor of St. Peter. It is one of the oldest and most important medieval monument of the Baltic States, and is a World Heritage Site. Worth really a visit..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Our favourite thing that we did in Riga. Wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. Payed the extra to go up in the lift to the top of the tower, so glad we did the views were unreal! Went at sunset so there was an orange glow over the city that made it look so magical. Wanted... More 

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