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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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  • Inside not so much, but the view from the top is worth to pay the 9 euro entrance. There is a lift to the top and this is the best viewing point in the city. 
    Inside not so much, but the view from the top is worth to pay the 9 euro entrance. There is a lift to the top and this is the best viewing point in the city.  more »
  • Well worth a visit to not only learn about the history of the church but also to go up into the Tower via the lift. The views over Riga are truly breathtaking + well worth the 9 euros . 
    Well worth a visit to not only learn about the history of the church but also to go up into the Tower via the lift. The views over Riga are truly breathtaking + well worth the 9 euros .  more »
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  • Stunningly elegant church set in the middle of Old Riga. Nice setting and a lovely part of town. Beautiful bell tower and we are just musing whether to pay the €7 fee for the view or not?🧐. Nice interior but not the grandest/historical of churches I’ve seen. Stiff competition in Europe in this category. However we’ll worth a visit.
  • It is really good, has security (although it is pretty costly), there's about 2-3 floors, first floor Is the church it self, there's a mini museum with photos and even shows from the past showing the history of Latvia (Soviet times, Independence, etc.), There are even some ruins that archeologists found, I won't spoil the rest, the second floor has stairs leading there, an elevator leading to the St. Peter's Tower, the view is wonderful from the tower (quick warning: it's freezing there, wear warm clothes). Have a nice visit.

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