The iconic St Peter’s Church is an imposing figure on the landscape of Riga’s historic town centre, captivating locals and travellers alike with its Gothic and Romanesque architecture. The medieval church dates back to the 13th century and is best known for its 148-metre-high steeple with a copper roof and weathercock.
Most visitors to St Peter’s Church climb to the top of the steeple, which offers panoramic views of the red roofs dotting the Old Town and the picturesque Riga Bay and Daugava River. Along with admiring the historic architecture, you can explore an on-site art exhibition, attend a memorable live concert or learn more about Riga’s rich history.
Wander through the church while admiring the intricate interior design, which features a wooden altar, stone epitaphs and a large bronze candle holder. A visit to St Peter’s Church can be easily combined with the Gothic-style House of the Blackheads or the fascinating Museum of the Occupation of Latvia.
St Peter’s Church is in the heart of Riga, about 15 minutes’ walk from the Riga train station. You can also drive there in about 20 minutes from Riga International Airport, which has a taxi rank.