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St. Peter's Church, Riga

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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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  • Good view from the tower which is ascended by lift though relatively expensive (9 euros) and queues can be long  more »
  • The view from the Tower of St. Peter's Church is impressive. Elevator and platform on the Tower offer not much space. Due to the high ticket price now 11 EUR for adults does not yet long waiting times. The visit to the Church is included in the price for the rise of the tower. the monument of the Bremen town musicians located behind the St. Peter's Church.
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  • An interesting facade - one would not expect such change of styles between back- and front-sides. Dominates the neighborhood, so its tower is one of the favorites view spots (a bit pricey, I might add...  more »
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  • This church was built 500 years ago. The Reformation also started 500 years ago. To think that this church is as old as the Reformation helps put the historical perspective into better view. This church also has the tallest steeple in Riga. With taking a look. If you are adventuresome, for a fee, you can climb up into the steeple for a spectacular view of the city.
  • There's an observation deck, where there's a great view of the city. Too expensive though. 10 eur per person doesn't seem to be an adequate price.
  • I was in the old town of Riga during New Year's. Stunning place and medieval atmosphere. Here you can have mold wine and enjoy a warm soup at the Christmas market.
  • The ticket to the tower top, though quite pricey, was worth it, the city panorama was stunning. The church ticket without the elevator was a rip off, as you can't walk anywhere, the only thing you have access to is the back rows of seats.
  • I want to explain that St. Peter's Church, in this photo, is that green tower behind, and it is not those buildings you see at the front. This photo could cause misunderstanding. Now, about St. Peter's Church, it has an elevator, you pay and you get access to the tower, where you can make amazing panoramic fotos.

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Where to stay in Riga

As tourism surges in Riga, accommodation options and variety have grown too. The Baltic capital has quality lodging for every budget, from centrally located and affordable hostels, to private apartments and hotel rooms, to chic main-street hotels. The Old Town, a World Heritage Site, sits at the center of it all, so consider staying here if you want to be in the thick of things. For lower prices, look slightly outside of the city's core but within walking distance. For somewhere a little quieter, check out neighborhoods like Agenskalns and Tornakalns, which are less touristy, well-preserved districts.
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