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St Peter's Church | Svētā Pētera baznīca (Skārņu iela 19)

 
 St Peter's church is highest vertical accent of Old Riga and one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. First mention of the St. Peter's Church is in records dating to 1209 and until nowadays it's side walls have been preserved from that time. Nowadays church tower is 123 metres high but interesting that back in 15th Century it was higher - 136 metres. The church suffered in fires both in 1st and 2nd World Wars, it was rebuilt in Soviet times and the current tower is from that time, just around 40 years old.

Church services in St Peter's church were resumed in 1991. Nowadays it houses also various ceremonious events and exhibitions. Church tower is accesible to tourists as to one of nicest platforms where to see Riga from above (there is no stairs but an elevator which goes up to view platform so it can be visited by old aged people as well).

 Pēterbaznīca ir augstākais Vecrīgas vertikālais akcents un viens no Rīgas vispazīstamākajiem simboliem.  Pirmo reizi Pētera baznīca rakstos minēta 1209. gadā - tā uzcelta kā tirgotāju dievnams un sanāksmju vieta. 15. gadsimtā baznīca tika būtiski papildināta (klāt piebūvēta altāru daļa, velves, 1491. gadā pabeigts 136 metrus augstais tornis). Pētera baznīcas tornī 1352. gadā tika uzstādīts pirmais publiskais pulkstenis Rīgā. Baznīcas tornī stāvēja sargs, kas brīdināja par draudošajām briesmām pilsētai vai ugunsgrēku.

St Peter's Church | Svētā Pētera baznīca (Skārņu iela 19) Reviewed by Ikars Kublins on Monday, March 07, 2016 Rating: 5

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