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Address: 1 Kalku iela, Riga LV-1035 , Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7044300
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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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Impressive Gothic building

I don't know why they call the building with this name. The House of the Blackheads is one of the architectural masterpieces in Riga, set in the Old Town to the Town Hall. This is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Roeselare, Belgium

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Roeselare, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't know why they call the building with this name. The House of the Blackheads is one of the architectural masterpieces in Riga, set in the Old Town to the Town Hall. This is one of the best touristy spot in the city. If you came here at night, the building is nicely lit

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england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit to see Rigas history. If history is what you like give it a go. There is no uninteresting sites in Riga!

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Milan, Italy
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and original architecture, one of the most famous attractions in Riga, it's a must see during a visit in Latvian capitol city!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history and architecture of this city was amazing! Also, friendly people and nice bars. Hope to be there soon :)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located next to a square (with nearby coffee houses) the house of the blackheads are very beautiful buildings. They are lovely to look at and the detail is fantastic. There is also an information centre in the square which is handy if you want to find out more about the local area and reigions.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice but very "plastic fantastic" You can't get in, it's a former times old German craftsman house but the building is brand new so to me it appears to be a tourist gadget.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a landmark part of riga with much history and a beautiful amber store outside - but check if it is open or all you get is a photo op from the outside which is ok but not really that special.

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Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go here to see the gorgeous facade and take some nice pictures, but don't expect to spend more than a few minutes here. We came in January and got some lovely photos of the house covered in snow, but that's it. Essentially, just go for a walk around the Old Town area (takes ~30-60min) and you're bound to bump into... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Particularly pretty piece of Latvian architecture in the middle of the old town which is well worth a look. However, having visited in January amidst rather thick snowfall, it was closed to visitors (though if it is always like this I cannot say). Very enchanting little square in any case and just a few hundreds metres from everything else in... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately it's closed for visitors. But it's beautiful outside. House of the Blackheads was built in Riga in 1334 !

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