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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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It is in the middle of the old-city, so you see it when you are in Riga. But we couldn´t visit unfortunately the inside of this building.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It is in the middle of the old-city, so you see it when you are in Riga. But we couldn´t visit unfortunately the inside of this building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

14th Century architecture later destroyed but recreated in 1995-2000. Looks superb. Tourists hotspot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Pass them by on the square. We dindn't find any way to look inside. Since they are south-central in the old town ypu can't miss them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is an outstanding and unexpected. It is now well maintained and requires close study. The carvings and history are beautiful

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This a rather stunning building right in the middle of Old Riga. The frontage is rather ornate and quite photogenic. It is one of those buildings that one must see when in Riga.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Was only able to see the outside as its was closed. I found the best time for a picture is late in the afternoon. Beautiful building

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I agree with one reviewer that the House of Black Heads and adjacent Schwab House (built in 1891 to complement its neighbour) is a bit 'over the top'; nevertheless, the history is interesting. Built in 1334 for the city's guilds, the building was eventually occupied solely by the Blackheads, a guild of unmarried foreign merchants know for their wild parties.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This attractive and unusual looking building is on the Town Hall Square in Riga. I understand there is a museum inside although it is closed for renovation in 2015. The outside alone though is one of the things you should see whilst in the city. It is located centrally so easy to get to and included on any tour of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is the rebuilt Blackbeards Hall. It is well located in front of the town hall and is highly photogenic with an amazing astronomical clock. Unfortunately you can not enter it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The House of Blackheads on the town hall square is one of the main attractions of Riga. The ornamental facade is really worth seeing even though you cannot have access inside the house.

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