Izbaudi Rīgu

St. Peter's Church

Riga's St.Peter's Church dominates the cityscape as the tallest spire, and as one of the oldest and most valuable monumental architecture edifices in the Baltic States from the Middle Ages. St.Peter's is the tallest of the Riga churches, a significant landmark, and a prime example of the 13th century Gothic style.

The church is located in the historic center of Riga, an area that in 1997 UNESCO included on its World Cultural Heritage list. Concerts, exhibitions, a spectacular view from the bellfry platform of Old Town, the river, port and beyond.

St.Peter's was built in1209, and still standing from the 13th century are the side outer walls and several pillars inside. One might say that the church has become a special culture/arts center that provides insight into the mastery of yesteryear - craft and artistry, a catalyst for examination of the development of art and architecture, prompts taking a look at the buildings of today - and (probably) tomorrow -  in comparison. 

The interior's basilicas (3) serve as a good history lesson, and one can behold with wonder various original elements like the tombs, the restored stone and wood epitaphs, and the huge seven-branch bronze candelabra (c.1596).

 

Saistītie pasākumi

20 Mar - 22 Apr

Exhibitions

Exhibit: The Jāzeps Pīgoznis Award for Latvian Landscape Painting

20 Mar - 22 Apr
Artist supreme Jāzeps Pīgoznis left this world in 2014, leaving us his landscapes that depict northern-like colourful boldness and diversity in all times of the year. The Pīgoznis Award was established in 2015 to accent the significance of landscape painting in Latvian contemporary art. Under the arches of splendid St. Peter's Church, here is an exhibit of the ''best of the best" works created by 21st century Latvian artists.

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27 Apr - 20 May

Exhibitions

Exhibition The Freedom Monument - Homage to Latvia

27 Apr - 20 May
The exhibition is dedicated to the Latvian national symbol - the Freedom Monument. The Freedom Monument is one of the most outstanding historical, architectural and artistic monuments of national significance in Latvia. It was constructed by donations from the people as a symbol of Latvian independence, a testimony to the love and respect the Latvian people have towards their fatherland and freedom. The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Riga Monument Agency.

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16 Jun

Concerts (classical)

Riga Festival. Latvian Radio Choir and Matīss Čudars.

16 Jun
It can certainly be said that Matīss Čudars is one of the most talented and diverse Latvian guitarists in the world. His free improvisational spirit interweaves with the ability to get a sense of Baroque music, but also modern opuses, flamenco, rock and roll and jazz. This concert will demonstrate the extent to which Matīss is full of fresh and original ideas, because at the center of the program are his own compositions. This is music that is devoted to the love of God, with roots from various eras and the work of mystics of various origins. On this evening he will meet once again with conductor Kaspars Putniņš and his Latvian Radio Choir Group. They will be joined on stage by percussionist Ivars Arutjunjans.

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