St. Peter's Church
- Type: Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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Constructed in the 15th century, the Gothic St. Peter's Church has been a crucial part of Riga's landscape and the perfect place to view it. The red brick and high vaults give the nave a narrow and heightened appearance. Yet, the interior lacks the ornamentation that so often delights visitors. However, the church's most famous feature, its tiered spire, does not disappoint. It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times, and now contains a mechanical lift that delivers visitors to an observation deck. One TripAdvisor user says, "The lift to the top of St. Peter's church is worth a go for the beautiful sights." Other points of interest are the Baroque doors at the entrance and some interesting photo exhibitions located in the exhibition hall.
You'll find St. Peter's Church on the edge of Town Hall Square in Old City Riga. Touring the building is free, but taking the lift to the top costs about 2 LVL (about $4 USD).