St. Peter’s Church [Pēterbaznīca]

St. Peter’s Church was not always a Lutheran church, dedicated to Saint Peter. It was a Catholic church until 1523.

The church has 3 distinct periods; 2 associated with Gothic and Romanesque building styles, the 3rd with the early Baroque period. Its wooden tower was destroyed several times but always rebuilt.

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.

An interesting tradition the builders did was to hurl a glass from the top of the tower, the more pieces the vessel broke into, the greater the tower’s longevity.

*Photo credits to Froggy

St. Peter's Church

Interior of St. Peter's Church 1

Interior of St. Peter's Church 2

Interior of St. Peter's Church 3

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