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Address: Skarnu iela 19, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7229426
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Beautiful church.

A beautiful church, very serene, simple and peaceful. There is a good display of artwork at the moment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Judging by the outside and the view from the tower, it is one of Riga`s marvels. Tower, rebuilt during the soviet occupation, presents visitors with a wonderful all around panorama of Riga old town and surroundings. Yet, mind wonders, why on earth they had to cage the viewpoint with metal rods. Up there one gets great view, but zero vibe... More 

Thank Vytautas S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been the most expensive tourist place in Riga so i expected the equivalent view but unfortunately it is another disappointment! 9 euro to go up, when it is not sunny and everywhere has been blocked for.safety reason u probably want to get down asap! the lift was small for up to 10 people and we have waited for... More 

Thank vivianl139
West Midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is very pretty from the outside. You have the opportunity to go to the top for views - we didn't. It costs 9 euros per person to go to the top and then you still have to pay to enter the church. Instead we headed to another place for views which was free and you could see St... More 

Thank Tartarus
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful church, very serene, simple and peaceful. There is a good display of artwork at the moment.

Thank AC_Derbyshire
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice church , very authentic as most churches in former Soviet occupied territories. Fits in with the old town of Riga.

Thank Geert-Jan V
Oliva, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I agree with other reviewers, €9 seems a bit much to go up the tower, and it annoys me that you can't go into the rest of the church without paying. Not that there is much to see inside. The views are fabulous once you go up though, you can get a really good idea of where everything is, so... More 

Thank chrissie2689
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Very cool I mean like interesting and very cold too:) This is a great authentic church, and of course, must see! I liked that was inside the exhibition of contemporary art, it seems to me it always brings the age-old heritage to modern man. Very high arches, laconic. Awesome. And of course the main feature of this place - observation... More 

Thank DenShal
Nairn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

A beautiful church in the Old Town offering great views of Riga from the top of the spire. It is somewhat overpriced for a quick look around Riga, but does include entrance to the stunning church interior. Basically, it's worth a visit if only to say 'I have done that'.

Thank Keith E
Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Originally a Catholic church now Lutheran. The original wooden tower was the highest in Europe when built. It has been destroyed many times. It was rebuilt in 1973. It is a seriously impressive church. Take the lift for spectacular views of the city. It cost 9 euro for the lift which also covers the 3 euro charge to the church.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

St. Peter´s Lutheran church with regular service. Precise data of construction are unknown, historical reference is from 1209. The church hall is very impressive, with massive pillars, central nave is 30 metres high.

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