Very beautiful building. Dun tell ppl to came to Riga, untill you saw these beautiful buildings. Vr unique architect.
Was told it now is the Presidential office so cannot visit. Disappointing. Lovely and interesting on the outside. Historic building in many ways and now even moreso.
Interesting story about the name, people and history, beautiful building. One of symbols of Riga in the ehart of the old city.
I visited Riga in July 2011 and the main reason was to see the magnificent house of Blackheads. It is a reconstruction following devastation during the second world war. The sumptuous interior and treasury is well worth seeing, and look in the basement for details of reconstruction and the remains of the original. Make sure you see it by day... More
Beautiful by day or night. These buildings were badly damaged and were rebuilt. A further attraction was a winter festival on Saturday 15th Feb, which involved much dressing up by locals, noise and general weirdness.
Excellent building in the heart of Old Town Riga, latvia. lot of histry wiht the House of the Balckheads. read up on it on wiki first so you fully undertsand it.
This is not the original building but a reproduction. Still very beautiful and still feels historic. Must be most photographed place in Riga.
I never got tired of visiting the House of Blackheads while in Old Town Riga. It is just a fascinating and unusual building. There is a statue of St. George the Dragon Slayer on top of the building as well as many fascinating finials on the roof. It is also located very close to the museum of occupation that holds... More
I can't argue with history. This is a monumental building of Riga, past and present. The renovation may not appear as grand as expected, but it is in the heart of the city. There are many tourist guides in the vicinity that can tell you all about it. Being 200 yards from my living quarters, it gives me a special... More
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