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View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, Riga

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Get a 360-degree View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower. Take the elevator to reach the 72 m (236 ft) high observation platform, then look down to see the diverse architecture, the remains of ancient city walls, the markets, and the squares of the town. Ancient chronicles from 1209 first mention the wooden tower, which, at the time, was the highest in Europe. You can watch a film about the church's restoration of the spire while waiting for the elevator. Notice the rooster on the spire--a precise replica of the previous one and the seventh rooster in all. Bring a jacket; it can be windy at the top. Take a look at our Riga itinerary planner to schedule your visit to View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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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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  • It's heart of Riga old town, from tower you can see all Ryga old town and town panorama. the tower observation deck is a lift, and deck is very small, than at the same time can be a few people. But it...  more »
  • would have liked to have travelled up to the top but i feel 9 euros is an excessive charge.The church itself is lovely as is the surrounding square.Atmospheric and lovely  more »
  • As always Protestant church with locked doors,second time in Riga in last 4 years and couldn't see it  more »