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Address: Skarnu iela 19, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7229426
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Lovely church and you can't beat the view from the top

You must take the lift to the viewing platform in the spire. Cold but worth it for the stunning panorama. Church also has a spectacular wooden altar which is stunning.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This central Riga masterpiece left a big impression on me. It looks stunning in its grandeur over the surrounding houses. It looks best at night when lit up and apart from that grandeur leaves a mystical feel. Dating back to 13 cent when made of timber, it was rebuilt in stone later. The interior was rather disappointing to me, as... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must take the lift to the viewing platform in the spire. Cold but worth it for the stunning panorama. Church also has a spectacular wooden altar which is stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any opportunely for a bird's eye, panoramic view of a city should never be passed up. The view from the top offers a 360 degree view of Riga which is absolutely spectacular. Even on a cloudy day it was awe inspiring. You take the stairs to the second floor and from there you take the lift. The cost is 9... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very put out leaving St. Peter's Church today. Firstly the building is incredible but it is overrun with so much art that the church itself is being smothered! While the art is nice I think it takes away from the church itself. The staff seemed very uninterested! As it was a foggy day we decided not to go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to pay entry even if you don't want to go up the tower - which you should definitely do. I think they charge 3€. The church sadly burned out while the 2nd WW ,that's why the windows are very simple and the interior looks new and minimalistic. There was an art gallery of different locals artists which some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

First mention of the St. Peter's Church is in records dating to 1209. The history of the church can be divided into three distinct periods: two associated with Gothic and Romanesque building styles, the third with the early Baroque period.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

this is really a masterpiece of art . Take the time to go in and really study all the beautifull art on the walls and celling aspecially

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

It liked the idea of the church to exhibit works of art. This place combines meditation with beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Not much to do inside the church, but the view from viewing platform is marvelous, but keep you cameras and phones properly because the wind is very strong there. And we saved 50% of entrance fee with Riga card (4.5 euro instead of 9 euro).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Can't say a lot as lots of these churches Have many similarities but it was very nice to visit. I enjoyed it

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