St Peter's Church Tours

St. Peter’s Church in Riga is a Lutheran church that dates back to the beginning of the 13th century and is one of the oldest examples of medieval architecture in the Baltics. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The middle part of the church is the oldest, with only a few remnants remaining in the outer nave walls. The sanctuary was built in the 15th century and the church was later reconstructed to conform to the new sanctuary, resulting in a large basilica with three aisles and elaborate vaulted ceilings. Additional construction occurred in the 17th century, when a new tower was added and the roof, ceilings and furnishings were renovated. Today, the clock tower plays a Latvian folk song five times a day, while the bell rings every hour.

The church was destroyed during World War II and was rebuilt from 1967 to 1983, with services only resuming in 1991. It is also used for concerts and exhibitions.

Practical Info

The church is located in the heart of Riga’s Old City, within easy walking distance of many tourist hotels and the main train station. The clock tower has an elevator that will take visitors up more than 200 feet for great views of Riga. 
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Address: Skārņu iela 19, Riga V-1050, Latvia
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Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 to 6 p.m.
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Admission: 9 Euro
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Private Riga Old Town Walking Tour

Get to know Riga on foot on this private walking tour. Wander through the city’s scenic cobblestone streets and learn about the history of Riga from a guide. Explore Old Town and see sights that include St. Peter's Church, St. Jacobs Church, St. Dom Cathedral, the Powder Tower, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, and more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Tour of Riga

Riga, the historic capital of Latvia, holds multi-dimensional appeal. Opt for a personalized experience of the city on a private 2-hour walking tour of Old City Riga (Vecriga) and other monumental highlights. While you receive undivided attention, you’ll tick off top attractions such as St. Peter’s Church, Riga Dome Cathedral, and the Gunpowder Tower. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

Get to know Riga’s Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, and view the city’s historical highpoints. As you stroll from sight to sight, hear about the city’s past as a mighty seaport during the Middle Ages, and enjoy photo stops at the prettiest medieval landmarks, such as the Old Guild House, Powder Tower and magnificent House of the Blackheads. Learn about the Riga’s role as a member of the powerful Hanseatic League between the 1400s and 1600s, and discover must-sees such as St Peter’s Church and the Swedish Gate.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Old Town and Art Nouveau Walking Tour of Riga

Explore Riga’s Old Town and art nouveau architecture on a 3-hour walking tour with an informative guide. Stroll the cobbled Old Town lanes past gabled houses, and see highlights including the House of the Blackheads and St. Peter’s Church. Then, pass the Laima Clock tower, walk through Opera Park, and explore the art nouveau district, home to many buildings designed in the flamboyant, early 20th-century style. Admire Riga Opera House and the mansions along Albert Street, and visit the Art Nouveau Museum to learn about this artistic architectural movement.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Riga Grand City Tour

Get to know Riga on a half-day tour, and learn about the Latvian capital’s history, architecture, and culture from a guide. Starting with a drive, the tour takes in all the must-see sights around the city including the Laima Clock, Great Kristaps sculpture, and Riga Central Market. Travel into the Art Nouveau Quarter to admire its architectural delights, then explore the Old Town by foot. Hotel, cruise port, railway, or bus station pickup and drop-off is available.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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3-Hour Private Riga City Tour

There’s no better way to get a thorough overview of Riga than on a private tour, which combines the undivided attention of your guide with hassle-free transport between attractions. As well as traveling between city highlights with ease, you’ll discover off-the-beaten path attractions and benefit from insider knowledge from your guide. Plus, convenient hotel pickup means you won’t waste time trying to find a start point.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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