St. Peter's Church, Riga
St. Peter's Church - A Quick Overview[Contribute/Review]
Address: Skarņu iela 19, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia, Riga
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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About St. Peter's Church, Riga
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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St. Peter's Church, Riga Reviews
"Gorgeous Church, Hostile Staff" One of the best architectures in Old Town, but the lady in the ticket office was very unfriendly. We didn't know the church tower was closed due to the wind, the staff told us nothing, when we wanna buy the tickets, simply saying one word "CLOSED!!" in such bad manner, Latvian people are generally friendly, this is an exceptional case. Anyone wanna visit, be prepared.
In the winter, it is very cold and windy at the top of the tower. So be prepared. You can't miss it. The view is superb and astonishing.
Beautiful views from the top. But the sanctuary is more like a museum, it gives no religious information about it's influence in Riga. That view was worth it though!
St. Peters Church and its impressive spire can be seen from afar, therefore its a photographers dream. Impressive views and vistas making it a magnificent backdrop.
St. Peter's Church (Latvian: Svētā Pētera Evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca) is a Lutheran church in Riga, the capital of Latvia, dedicated to Saint Peter. It is a parish church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia.