Riga from above – Riga Observation Decks

There’s a lot to see and feel every time we are visiting a new city. We can admire the architecture and the layout, we can meet locals in a cafe, we can visit the museums and galleries. Do you have a tradition to see how every city looks from a bird’s eye view? In case you are always looking for a platform to see a new city from above, here is the list of possible Riga observation decks:



Riga observation decks in the Old Town

The highest tower in the Old Town of Riga is the Bell Tower of St. Peter’s Church.
We are lucky if a city we are visiting has an Old Town and it always appears on a must-see list even if we are staying a bit outside, probably saving a buck. To see the old town roofs from above may become your biggest inspiration and the bell tower of the St. Peter’s Church is the perfect place in Riga. Well, it’s quite tight and crowded at times.
Closed on Mondays
More details: http://peterbaznica.riga.lv/en/serviceshours

Riga observation decks - St Peter's Church Riga
St Peter’s Church Riga



Riga observation decks outside the Old Town

Academy of Sciences in Riga – this is an imposing building just beyond Riga Market when walking from the old town. It is cheaper here than at St. Peter’s Church, the building also boasts bigger capacity and therefore should be well considered, especially if you come in a group of friends.
Open daily April thru November
More details: http://www.panoramariga.lv

Riga observation decks - Academy of Sciences Riga
Academy of Sciences Riga




Riga Observation Decks outside the Old Town

Skyline Bar Riga of Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija is a perfect deck for Riga-at-night panoramas.
It is a bar, yes, and you can also get a meal here, so this three-in-one composition could serve the best solution to those with limited time resource.
Open daily
More details: http://www.skylinebar.lv

Riga observation decks - Skyline Bar Riga
Skyline Bar Riga


Riga Observation Decks on a map