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St. Peter's Church, Riga

#3 of 124 in Historic Sites in Latvia
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Badly damaged by the bombings, the church tower was rebuilt. The church interior is very much original and the main facade is so impressive with its 3 identical portals.  more »
  • This church in the heart of the city is a really lovely addition to the rest of Tiga's beautiful buildings. The tower offers beautiful view of the city, however it comes with a cost to go to the...  more »
  • This was a quite a nice church. Unfortunately I’ve rated it lower (though I could have been a 3/5) because it’s a shame how it’s used more as an exhibition hall rather than a prayer space. I don’t know how often the services and mass are but it seems the ticket office is a permanent thing and makes us think that maybe those looking to just go in and pray have to go through the system to do so. On the plus side, we got quite lucky as we had a lovely snowfall when we visited the tower - cold but pretty like we were part of a snow globe. It was €9/10 per person which is bit dear, but views were good. Make sure you have your winter gear if you go up if it’s a winter-blizzardy/snowy day! 🥶
  • Must see and must visit place in Riga. Ticket costs just 9 Euro and you can get to the very top of the Church where you can see the whole city. Beautiful view. Do not forget to take warm clothes as there is a very strong wind up there.

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