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St. Peter's Church, Riga
(4.1/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
St. Peter's Church represents one of the oldest and most valuable monuments of medieval architecture in the Baltic states. This Lutheran church, part of the Old Town's historic center, is listed as a World Heritage Site. Nazi Germans bombed the church during World War II, and the Soviets completed the destruction after the war. It wasn't rebuilt until 1983. The church hall houses exhibits and concerts, and the observation deck at the top of the tower offers a view of the entire city. Make St. Peter's Church a part of your Riga vacation plans using our Riga trip itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful exterior, recognizable from afar. A visit is worth 3 euros. Inside the exhibition of modern paintings-not impressed. Otherwise modestly rich. Worth the climb on the elevator ride to the observation deck (9 euro together with a visit to the Church), but only in good weather!
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  • You have to pay to visit and climb to the top of the Bell Tower has more than 120 meters for - seems it - discover a magnificent view of the river & the roofs of the city! But so far the! It was raining hard and we have seen nothing!
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  • 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, t...  more »
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  • The cathedral is beautiful. We arrived on time to do a slow visit. But as we were at the glass door that gives access to the church interior we were scream by the employee that they were closed, the lady express facial reprehension almost disgust for having more visitors. As the door is of glass we tried to contemplate the church interior from outside. More visitors arrived and the lady expressed itself in the some way making gestures "go away", also because we were there. More than imagining that we misread the opening hours on the guide , we were perplexed by the rude acting of the state employee. Actually the closed 1:30 early, we just did't reply to the lady, but another visitor advised that it was summer time. She got even more annoyed and one could see she was swearing. How rude!
  • The church is beautiful and used to have the tallest wooden tower in Latvia. You can take an elevator to the top for some good views of Riga but in my opinion there are better places that offer good views and are free (here it's 7 euros entrance fee for students and 9 for adults).
  • Must pay to visit it. 3€ first floor or 9€ to go up to the tower. Entrance staff could be nicer.
  • Great view from the top and it had a small but cool galarie inside. Recommend!
  • Looks good, but the 3€ entrance and 9€ lift ticket is not worth it. It's probably the biggest church in Riga. So if you want to see good looking churches and towers, go to the neighboring Vilnius. There, the entrance is free and you just donate whatever amount you like.