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St. John's Church

Jana 7, Riga 1011, Latvia
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“stained glass” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
“old town” (2 reviews)
Jana 7, Riga 1011, Latvia
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

To be fair, the ceiling vaulting is beautiful, but that's all you'll be allowed to see, & access is very limited (c10m of aisle). Everything else is roped off & guarded by an astonishingly rude elderly woman, who prevents you from entering until you have...More

Thank John and Mauree... O
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I understand that churches are not just about ornamentation but this is relatively plain. I do like the mirror set on the floor to help with photos of the ceiling decoration.

Thank John L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Don't miss the incredible performance at noon that is about 15 min. The Pipe organ is massive and the sound is amazing. Worth 10e

Thank boisekari
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The hugest organ in Latvia apparently. The concerts are nice but deceptively short and quite expensive considering how brief they are. Nice stained glass though and some nice artefacts in the courtyard.

Thank Th05
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I may be a bit prejudiced having sung in a choir here last month but... The ceiling is magnificent and the proportions of this church still with its pews is pleasing. I believe they have free concerts most Fridays too. Well worth a visit and...More

Thank Paula N
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I loved this church, it is more peaceful than St. Peter's, it is the oldest one in Riga and has amazingly beautiful interiors with such a nice ceiling and good information posters around. Be sure to pop in!

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Its a beautiful historic church. If youre into old churches, you'll definitely like this plainer type Baltic style church. Lots of good architecture

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Dwarfed by the St. Peter’s Church and tended to be walked by, it is in fact the oldest one. Great ceiling. We haven’t even been inside for 5 minutes when a live music started. I guess we were lucky. Even if we weren't, I would...More

Thank sir_meeshoo
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Located just behind St. Peters church, which sustained heavy damage during WWII this church is very well preserved and contains an attractive interior.

Thank Judgerld
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Nice and central church in the earth of the city. Better in the outside, "scandinavian" in the style, than in the inside.

Thank Davide G
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