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Riga Town Hall Square

Kalku iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #5 of 77 attractions in Riga
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Haugesund, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

We came to Riga unintentionally. I mean we didn't really plan to go the city. The reason why we decided to visit the Latvian capital city was because we had to wait for 8 hours for our next flight (with Air Baltic) to Stavanger, Norway. Then we took a city bus and explored the city in three hours. Riga was... More

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St Neots, Cambs
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is an attractive square, dominated by the House of Blackheads, which is, unfortunately, closed until December 2015 as the President is living there whilst his normal abode, the Castle, is being renovated. Whilst strolling round Riga you are bound to come across this square and the H of B makes for a good photograph opportunity. The Tourist Information office... More

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London, United Kingdom
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130 attraction reviews
427 helpful votes 427 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

There was Christmas fair while we were there and it was Santa's fun run so the town was full of people dressed as Santa`s. The square looked picturesque with all the decorations and snow.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Visited Riga during heavy snowfall and the square looked lovely . Only downside is the very ugly 70s communist style monstrosity that houses the museum of Latvian occupation. They went to a lot of trouble to restore the magnificent House of the Blackheads so why don't they not tear down this eyesore and make the square perfect?

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Minsk, Belarus
20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very original and cozy place, mignificent during Christmas - fair on the square with food drinks and a lot of siuvenirs. Like it very much.

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Pacifica, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The best known building in the square is the House of Blackheads which was a guild building. It is very striking. The square is also close to St. Peters and Doma cathedrals which are also worth spending some time touring those two structures. In fact, St. Peters has a spire which can be reached by elevator and provides a 360... More

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

very nice city Sigulda.... Sigulda (pronunciation (helpinfo)) is a city in the Vidzeme Region in Latvia, 53 km from the capital city Riga. Sigulda is situated in a picturesque part of the primeval Gauja river valley. Because of reddish devon sandstone which form steep rocks and caves on both banks of the river, Sigulda has been called the "Switzerland of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Beautiful place. The house of blackheads is stunning. You can just sit and admire buildings around you.

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Crete, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is really the heart of the history of Riga, with the Blackheads house (a place built by the traders of the Hanseatic League), church and statue all available in one photo.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

One of the most famouse places in Riga for taking photos, and having some rest. There are several beautiful old buildings, a well-known "wooden horse", and in summer time open-area bars offer beer for 5-6 Euro, and a free live music.

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