Photo Essay: Riga from above

Today it's all about waterfront and aerial views of Riga!

I climbed (read: took the lift to) the top of St. Peter's Church in the Old Town. The church is right opposite of the Museum of Occupation and in the heart of Riga - you can't miss it! Our tour guide told us that you can get to the Church's top and as soon as our guided walk was over, I headed over there.

You have to pay an entrance fee (I think I payed 5€) and the usual waiting time at the lift is 10min.

As it's naturally very windy up there, you normally also don't stay there for longer than 10min. But even though it's a rather short entertainment, the view is unbelievably stunning and it was my personal highlight of the day.

Of course you can also go on top of Riga's TV tower but that one is located outside the beautiful Old Town and you have to pay more to get in. So the church definitely is the easier and cheaper alternative!

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St. Peter's Church

riga from above
riga from above
best viewpoints in riga
best viewpoints in riga
best viewpoints in riga
best viewpoints in riga
best viewpoints in riga
best viewpoints in riga
riga from above
riga from above

You'd think it couldn't even get better. But afterwards when I had seen enough of the town I went to the river Daugava and simply enjoyed the beautiful spring day.

Riga is amazing even without the river but the Daugava is the little piece that makes the city even more wonderful!

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The National Library

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daugava river riga latvia
daugava river riga latvia

 S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G, right?!

I'm so glad I did this trip and can only warmly recommend you to go to Riga on your next city trip!
 


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