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House of Blackheads

1 Kalku iela, Riga LV-1035 , Latvia
371 7044300
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Ranked #9 of 84 attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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... more » 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. « less
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Beijing, China
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228 reviews 228 reviews
108 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

It's beautiful architecture and a nice photo op but thats about it. Unless you want to make it a meeting point. However, if you go to riga you should see this!

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Vancouver
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225 reviews 225 reviews
139 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We examined the House of Blackheads from the Ratshaus Square, the main square. The square is easy to find, especially if you approach it from Kalku Street which leads to this square from the Freedom Tower. We saw this guildhouse only in daylight hours, but even so it was impressive, mainly, because of its height and width for a building... More

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Tallinn
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As soon as you enter the House of the Blackheads it is full of German history stated everywhere on the walls, the pictures and imagine some hundred years ago... Very interesting place to visit!

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Riga, Latvia
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The square where the house is located is the heart of the city. Building itself was reconstructed from nothing in accordance with old drawings and pictures! This is exceptional piece of history brought back to life!

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Jerusalem
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Interesting facade of a building in the City Hall Square. Currently being used as the residence of the President while the palace undergoes renovations.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It is just a piece of art. Maybe a little overwhelming. Most probably, if you arrive at the city by plane, this is the first thing that you will see in Riga (very close to the bus stop just after the airport bus crosses the "Stone" bridge). Unfortunately I didn't enter it due to limited time.

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Palermo, Italy
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229 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Super interesting building. Right in the centre of Riga, it will be the thing you will remember the most of this amazing city!

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Ajax, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Extremy beautiful building originally used by unmarried young warriors, totally rebuilt after it was destroyed by WW2 strikes.

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Caloundra, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a classic square in Riga. Great photographs all round the square, of which this is an iconic one

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Gods Country- Wales
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

didnt go in, but it is such a stunning building - as is the rest of the city. if you would like to take photographs id advise to get there early to avoid tourists in your shot.

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