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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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  • Spectacular view and a fabulous piece of architecture however was a little expensive for entry and extra for the tower on top was more expensive than almost anything else I saw in Riga other than the ...  more »
  • We climb to the tower where you enjoy a wonderful panorama of the whole city, especially the old World Heritage area. You're in an elevator. Suitable for all audiences.
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  • If you already decided you'll visit the church tower you can take a few minutes to take a look into the church. There was a art exhibition at the time we visited and it was kind of interesting.  more »
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  • The church was very beautiful from the inside. There's an optional entry fee of 5 euros per person, but for example in my case, a lovely elderly woman (probably over 80 years old) paid my entrance "fee" when she saw I had no cash on me. Lovely place, lovely people
  • The real importance of this landmark in Riga lies mostly in the intricate architectural history of the building, but that is not likely to be the reason why most people will visit. Most visitors will want to be crammed into the panoramic platform for a fairly exorbitant price, while they could do so for a fraction of the cost - and much more relaxedly - by choosing to go the tower of the Academy of Science.
  • This beautiful church definitely a must see place while in Riga. Most people go here to reach up to see the whole city (I must admit one of the best spot to observe old town and capture some photos) cost for going tower is 9€ for adults. Nonetheless try to explore architecture of St. Peter's Church!
  • Very nice views. You can see whole city. There is an elevator from the 3rd floor. The hall itself isn't that great but also nice. Entry fee is for tge hall and tower. Entry fee is 9 EUR for adults and 7 EUR for students.
  • Amazing design on the spire of this mediaeval 15th Century church, right next to the Golden Cafe. I might add that the Golden Cafe has some of the best food and service in Riga, goes well next to the Basilica. The steeple is 123m high, but one doesn't go up the stairs, other than to Level 2 to catch a lift. Costs a few €, and fair enough. The nature of the design of the spire, and external finish on the main lower part of the Basilica, is quite different to Lithuania, with Vilnius Cathedral being rather grand in an understated way. St. Peter's in Riga has it's own lovely charm, with the overall design including spire being similar to those in Tallinn. Obviously every tourist will go here, but take the extra time and go up the lift to the main upper viewing deck. Many of my pics are from the deck.
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