St. Peter's Church

About St. Peter's Church

This Lutheran Church was built during the first century and dedicated to St. Peter. The building is a mixture of Gothic, Romanesque, and early Baroque style architecture. A Gothic tower was added to the building in 1666, however it collapsed and a new Baroque style tower was built in 1690. Unfortunately lightening struck the tower in 1721 which led to it burning down.  A new tower was finally built in 1967 with galleries added for sightseeing. Today, the tower is still popular with the tourists.  

General Information

Address: Skārņu iela 19, Centra rajons, Riga

Telephone: +37167181430


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Prices & Where to Purchase Tickets

Tower (Viewing Platform)

Adult: €9

Student (with ID): €7

Children: €3

Children (under 7): Free


Adult: €3

Student (with ID): €2

Children: €1

Children (under 7): Free

Purchase tickets at the church.

Public Transportation

The closest tram & bus stop is 11. novembra krastmala.

It’s approximately a 5 – 10 minute walk from the stop.

There isn’t any public transportation within Old Town. 

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Hours of Operation

September to April

10 am to 6 pm – Tuesday to Saturday

12 pm to 6 pm – Sunday

May to August

10 am to 7 pm – Tuesday to Saturday

12 pm to 7 pm – Sunday



Useful Information

Cathedral Tower

Dress warmly as it can be quite windy at the top.

The tower isn’t recommended for those with fear of heights.

During peak times, visitors may have to wait to go into the tower.

Entry to the tower also allows entry to the church.


See the church website for more information about upcoming events, international exhibitions, festivals and concerts.

Attractions near St. Peter’s Church

House of Blackheads

Riga Art Space

Mentzendorff House

St. John’s Church

1991 Barricades Museum

Museum of Decorative Arts & Design

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