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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. Plan to visit St. Peter's Church during your Riga vacation using our convenient Riga journey planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It's €5 to go into the main church. Very overpriced as there is little to see. It's a very plain interior with some stuff from St Petersburg. The Cathedral is only €3 which is reasonable. It's €11 to ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Are you thiefs? 11 euro to go into a PUBLIC church and his tower, you ignorant folks, this is illegal, you worthless animals. What a shame, this church exists only to ruin the beautiful old town.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Very petty church with the facility to travel upward to enjoy panoramic view of city (though exceptionally crowded on weekends.  more »
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  • May 25, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • April 11, 2017
    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.
  • April 27, 2017
    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.
  • April 1, 2017
    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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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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