St. Peter’s Church (Latvian: PÄterbaznÄ«ca) is one of the most significant and beautiful Gothic churches in Riga and the Baltic states. The Church was mentioned first in 1209 as the merchants church and it served as their meeting place, as well. It was a Catholic church until 1523, when during the Reformation it turned Lutheran. The Church gained its present look during several centuries.
At the end of the 17th century the main facade of the Church gained a Baroque look by city building master R.Bindenschuh. The tower of the church was destroyed the several times, last it burnt down in 1941. St.Peter church was restored in 1954-1973.
Now you can use an elevator till height of 72 m, and have a nice bird’s eye view of Riga from the observation platform. You can visit this church to see some exhibitions or to enjoy concerts, as well.
ADDRESS: SkÄrÅu iela 19, Riga (right next to the City Town Hall Square)