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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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • St. Peter's Church (Latvian: Svētā Pētera Evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca) is a Lutheran church in Riga, the capital of Latvia, dedicated to Saint Peter. It is a parish church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia.
  • Make sure to go up in a not so rainy day. I think it is a bit overprice as you can have a similar view of the city from the Skyline bar and with the same price you get the beer and the view.
  • To expensive for what you get.feel like monkey in the cage.can't see what is close to tower just in the distance. Lift is a benefit for the weak links.people go traveling!!!
  • There are great views from the bell tower of tge church. There is an elevator that will bring you to the top, but there is a fee (be prepared to open your wallet).
  • 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.

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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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