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Address: 1 Kalku iela, Riga LV-1035 , Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7044300
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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There sure are a lot of other very important historical buildings in Riga, but this is my favourite. It is so sad that it was destroyed during the WWII, but recently... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

There sure are a lot of other very important historical buildings in Riga, but this is my favourite. It is so sad that it was destroyed during the WWII, but recently reconstructed, it stands as the most beautiful building in Riga, in my opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It is an amazing building to look at from the outside. Rebuilt only in the last 20 or so years. Was totally destroyed in WW2. We didnt get to see the inside which was disappointing. The President is living there at the moment as the Castle is being renovated.

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Stafford, Great Britain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The House of Blackheads is one of the most famous buildings in Riga... but as the last reviewer has said, it is closed to the piblic, and has no information about it on posters nearby. It is sadly adjacent to what must be the ugliest building in Riga, the Museum of the Occupation, which is carefully omitted from all the... More 

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went to see this based on reviews on TripAdvisor. Yes, it's a pretty building, buts that's about it. You can't go inside and we didn't see any information nearby about the place either.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This place shouldn't be missed on any trip to Riga! We went back to view it at night, also. Although it has been rebuilt, it's still amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Starting point for our tour of the old town, easy to find and where the City bus tours start from.Took some good photos.

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We visited all of the buildings / areas marked out as places of interest on the Riga map. House of the blackheads is one worth a visit, it's a very impressive building - we didn't go inside though, not sure if it's possible for the public to go in?

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The House of the Blackheads, as well as the Town Hall Square, has been rebuilt (several times; the last one after World War II) over the centuries. It was named like that after the execution by decapitation of one of the leaders of the traders association which occupied the building. It is probably the most beautiful building in Riga. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

worth visiting, beautiful colorful building with a big square in from of it and a statue in the middle

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A very nice place which is well known in the whole city so it's a very good meeting place ;) except of this it's the most beautiful place.

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