St. Peter's ChurchCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Skarņu iela 19, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia, Riga
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +371-67181941
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site
St. Peter's Church - Review
A masterpiece of Riga’s skyline, St. Peter’s Church is slated to be around 800 years old. The best part about St. Peter’s Church is its view from the spire. All of Riga can be seen from the view deck and it’s indeed a sight to be reckoned with. Ever since it’s been built, St. Peter’s Church has had a long history of being demolished and rebuilt- the last time it was restored was in 1941.
Don’t invest a lot of time here because although St. Peter’s Church is an important landmark of Riga, there’s not much to see inside the church as it’s rather sparsely embellished. Remember that while entry to the church is free, the ride to the top of the spire does require a minimal charge.
St. Peter's Church Information
- Entry is free.
- While entry to the church is free, riding the lift to the top of the tower costs around USD $4.
How To reach St. Peter's Church by Public Transport
- Ratslaukums (tram station)
- Nacionala opera (tram station)
Restaurants Near St. Peter's Church
- Domini Canes
- The Kiwi Bar
- Ristorante Felicita
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Things to Know Before Visiting St. Peter's Church
95% of people who visit Riga include St. Peter's Church in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
31.43% of people start their St. Peter's Church visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see St. Peter's Church
78.13% of people prefer walking in order to reach St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church Trips
St. Peter's Church, Riga Reviews
It was a good idea to take the elevator up in the tower of St Peters Church. However, bear in mind it is a very small platform up there and I guess you are done in about 4-5 minutes. Then the church is also lovely and had an Art Expedition when we were there.
Riga St . Peter's Church is one of the oldest and most valuable medieval monumental architectural buildings in the Baltic countries . It is located in Riga 's historic center , the 1997 year included in the UNESCO world cultural heritage list . 13 century - Riga St . Peter's Church for the first time in the documents mentioned in 1209 year . It was a small hall -type three-sphere building with privately -standing tower . In the 14th century , the first public clock is arranged in the tower . 15th century reconstructions as a result developed the present basilica , when after Rostock Master Builder Johann Rumešotela project built the altar parts apse chapel crown dižgotikas style . The work was completed completely by building a tower with an eight - pointed peak . With the completed works , in St. Peter's church transformed in a completely new building . 16th century began the Reformation movement and the subsequent "picture pogrom", which destroyed the town council , Blackheads and other public altars and the largest part of the church facilities . The church from the cult building gradually turned into a symbol of the strength of that class , which held political and economic power . In the first half of the 16th century , following the historians' assumption, the Great Sacrament , later called the Bride Chapel , was built on the northern wall between the counter-forces .
A BEAUTY 360° 'ROUND. A Gothic Church... where Spiritualism IS literally in the AIR.
Lots of history in this church. Worth ascending the steeple for some great views of Riga, including the Riga Cathedral just a few blocks away.
Beautiful church and a testament to what can be built with clay brick. Thank goodness for steel as careful reinforcement is what is keeping it standing. Pay to go to the top of the steeple, it is a fantastic view of the city and they have an elevator so no excuses.