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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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THE iconic Riga

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Nettetal, Deutschland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Southport, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

• 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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Beds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

When you see such a beautiful building it's difficult to believe that a man could create it. The exterior ornamentation is incredible.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Impress and colourful building in the heart of the old town. Unfortunately closed due to presidential priorities.

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Read the history behind the museum before entering it. It has a great history, and the part of the museum you could enter was nice. Some part are closed for entres.

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Asker, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We discovered this square on the last day and were delighted to be there with nice archaic buildings and churches. Nice place to hang out for a meal or a drink.

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