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“Strange in the best way” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cat House

Cat House
Meistaru 19, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Ranked #45 of 146 things to do in Riga
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Owner description: The story behind this unique architecture tells of its Latvian owner who was denied membership in the powerful Great Guild; to show his displeasure, he built two cat sculptures on his roof with their backsides facing the Guild and their tails straight up to finish the insult.
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“Strange in the best way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Look for this building. It is strange in the best possible way! A perfect spot for some nice pictures in Riga.

Visited April 2014
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“Easily missed if you don't look up”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We decided to check the Cat House off our list toward the end of our day in Riga and discovered we had already passed it a few times. Interesting house and story, so make a point to notice it when you're there. Apparently, the Cat House cat is a symbol of Riga, judging from its popularity in the souvenir stores.

Visited July 2014
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“Quirky but not amazing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My friends and I just got a map from the tourist shop and found our own way around, which wasn't difficult. You basically just pass this by - it's not amazing but it's a quirky kind of thing to see while you make your way around elsewhere.

Visited August 2013
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“Keep your head up”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you know the story behind - it is really keen to see those black cats. But sometimes it appears, that you have already visited them without even knowing - when I decided to find this house, map showed, that I had passed that building several times already.

Visited June 2014
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“Cat House Riga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

interesting house followed up with intriguing story. located in the old part near the Powder Tower and St.Peter's Church.

Visited April 2014
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