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House of Blackheads

1 Kalku iela, Riga LV-1035 , Latvia
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Ranked #12 of 94 Attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Owner description: One of the most magnificent buildings in Town Hall Square is the House of Blackheads (circa 1334 and rebuilt in 1995-99), which once hosted a brotherhood of foreign merchants and now serves as both a museum and concert hall.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is a must visit place in Riga. Especially beautiful in the evening. Other tourist attraction places are near, so you can visit it all at once.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It looks like gingerbread house. Stays right the opposite to House of Parliament. Temporary used as place for Mayor of Riga.

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Delton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

beautiful at night= a must see and if you are in old riga you really cannot miss it.- read the history of the blackheads and it makes it even that much more interesting. -

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is a wonder to see things preserved and restored to former beauty. We come from a culture that worships youth and what is new. I am old and I wear shoes that are 15 years old. If you buy classics and take care of them they can be enjoyed for many years. If we subscribe to "highest and best... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The House of Blackheads in central Riga has been very well renewed recently and is in an excellent condition.

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ypsilanti
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

See this and marvel as part of a longer walking tour of the old city. A very photogenic building. In summer the square gets very crowded, but in the autumn the crowds are small and one can get a far better and less obstructed view.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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202 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Absolutely beautiful building and a must see. Unfortunately you cannot go inside auntil 2015/2016 as it is being prepared for the arrival of the presidential chancery (I think).

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Oman
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Pity we were not allowed inside. Outside looks great. Imagine, the place was torn down by German bombing in the 2nd world war!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

See it in both morning and afternoon as it softens and changes character almost. Info there is most helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

No, not a dermatologists office, but the center for mercantile trade in the days of sailing ships. Spectacular architecture near waterfront

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