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St. Peter's Church, Riga

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Religious Site
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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  • St. Peter's spectacular tower dominates the old city skyline, and provides an excellent, if at times very windy, view of the area. The inside is notable for clean red brick gothic ribs; being Lutheran...  more »
  • Right in the old town this is a gigantic church building. A bit outdated but still pretty emposing. Did not go up but can guess that the views from up there would have been fantastic, as it is a prett...  more »
  • St. Peter's is the tallest tower in town, and for 9 euros, you can ride the slightly rickety elevator up to the observation deck for outstanding panoramic views of Riga. Back downstairs, there is a re...  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.