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“A great view - but make sure to go early”
Review of St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The highlight of visiting St. Peter's Cathedral is to take the elevator up the spire to get a great view of Riga's Old Town. However, given the cramped space (eight people at most) and slow speed a long line can quickly form. Get there early to avoid a long wait and to get the best photos.

The church interior is sadly a shadow of its former self. The massive destruction that occured in 1941 during the German invasion was never properly repaired (probably due to lack of money). It's still worth a visit to one of Riga's most important churches.

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

A nice old church with a long, interesting history. Cost 5 Lats to ride elevator to up the spire, but the view of the old town is worth it.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

best old riga view in Riga without window. Nice staff. cheap entrance. good location!! not on windy days!

Thank Archa1981
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Visiting St Petr's Church is a "must to do" when in Riga. It's so easy to reach the tower's observatory: it just an elevador ride. And what a vision you get from there: the river, the old town, the central market with their five enormous zeppelin hangars, even the central Riga with its freedom monument (Milda) and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Inside the church I could also see old photos of how the building was when it was ruined during the II WW.

Thank Muniz
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

It is great to see they were able to reconstruct this church. It was destroyed during WW II, but it definitely looks like the original.
View from the top is outstanding.

Thank Frank A
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