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“Great building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of House of Blackheads

House of Blackheads
1 Kalku iela, Riga LV-1035 , Latvia
371 7044300
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga
Ranked #9 of 171 things to do in Riga
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Owner description: 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.
Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

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.

Visited February 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is not the original building but a reproduction. Still very beautiful and still feels historic. Must be most photographed place in Riga.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Closed for rennovations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We tried to visit but were told by the Tourist Information the building was closed for renovation... for 3 years!!!!

Visited February 2014
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Pacifica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Magnificent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

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 a great deal of WWII memorabilia. If you are interested in tours, this is a good spot to find a tour guide in the courtyard right outside the
Blackheads. You can tell what language the guide speaks by the flags of the country that they hold in their hands.

Visited May 2013
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Riga, Latvia
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“Makes my home more attractive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

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 feeling, once in a while...

Visited December 2013
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