St Peters Church Tower
Visitors to Riga flock to one of the city's most breath-taking structures, this Lutheran church dedicated to one of the twelve apostles - Saint Peter.
The earliest mention of St Peters church on record was in 1209, and its tower - which was once the highest in Europe - has been destroyed by fire and lightning several times, and subsequently reconstructed.
The church was a Catholic church until 1523, when it became a Lutheran church.
Eclectic building style is typical of Riga architecture, the church displays Gothic, Romanesque and early Baroque influences. The church is protected by Riga's UNESCO World Heritage status, as is much of the old town.
Visitors can take a lift to the observation platform in the tower and enjoy stunning views across the city of Riga. Occasionally music concerts are held inside the church, and the beautiful interior provides a truly unique atmosphere for the event. St Peters Church also hosts art exhibitions and architecture competitions, bringing contemporary Latvia into one of the city's most historic buildings.
Visit St Peters Church Tower
From the Radisson Blu hotel Riga old town is only a short walk away. Surrounded by welcoming restaurants and cafes, after visiting St Peters Church Tower there are plenty of places to relax and grab some refreshment.