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Address: 1 Kalku iela, Riga LV-1035 , Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7044300
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Description: One of the most magnificent buildings in Town Hall Square is the House of...
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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Grabbed a map from the tourist information desk and it says the blackhead is on Grēcinieku street, ended standing in front of a military looking building. Was laughing to myself... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Grabbed a map from the tourist information desk and it says the blackhead is on Grēcinieku street, ended standing in front of a military looking building. Was laughing to myself and figure out its on the other side! Beautiful symbol and I could only imagine what it would be like in the winter time when the night lights are on...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The building has been recently restored. The reliefs on the frontage are superb. Saints Maurice & Mary with statue of St George among others. Across from statue of Roland.

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Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This place is actually in the Town Square. The Architecture is very detailed and the House being in the Square is home to many visitors.

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wooloomooloo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very very pretty building, and emblematic of Riga. Renovated 1999, so not in original condition as such, but it still reflects a long and interesting history.

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Nettetal, Deutschland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I didn't get the chance to go inside, but just walking by is something unique to Riga. I think standing in Rātslaukums and watching the architecture of this landmark is the most Rigan thing you can do.

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Bourg-la-Reine, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The House of Blackheads is beautiful, especially when the sun shines outside or by night. There is always a lot of tourists but it remains possible to have pictures without any of them.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Although the original building was destroyed in 1941, the House of Blackheads has been faithfully restored and is most impressive. The entire courtyard in front of this site is worth a look and certainly the House of Blackheads is a must see. Have your selfie sticks ready. This place is incredibly photogenic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

another great site, lots of history and too much and travel books tell you so much . The bus tour tells you about all the great places to visit and easy to get off and on the buses to see what you want to see .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

• The House of the Blackheads, next door to the Tourist Information, was badly damaged in WW2 and rebuilt in 1999 to the exact specifications. Stunning architecture however the Chancery of the President of Latvia has moved in so visitors are not allowed inside until December 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is the building featured on virtually all pictures of Riga and is just as beautiful in real life. Fantastic intricate architecture.

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Address: Address: 1 Kalku iela, Riga LV-1035 , Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7044300
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga

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