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The House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads is the only surviving Renaissance building in Tallinn. A residence probably existed at this location already in the 14th century. The Brotherhood of Black Heads bought the property in the first half of the...more
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Pikk 26, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

One of the most icónics buildings in Riga, it’s worth a visit. Although it is usually crowded, it’s worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

A lovely building in the centre of the Old Town, the House of the Blackheads was closed when we were there, but there is a board outside explaing its history and that of the Tallinn Brotherhood of Blackheads, established in 1399. Fabulous red, green and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Great to see from the outside but I don’t think it’s worth the money it cost to go inside. Does provide you with background to the use of the building and the Blackheads and you get too see the main hall.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dan2014
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is somewhat smaller and less ornate to its better known Riga counterpart, but the building served the same function nevertheless as headquarters for the organisation which bears its name. Although it is not open to the public, it is worth a stop no doubt...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Nice place for taking pictures in front of the excellent decorative door and where concerts are performed.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

This central structure, completely destroyed by German, then Russian bombing in/after WW2, has been restored in detail and offers a fascinating glimpse into medieval culture, with a twist. The House was and is really a social benevolent club, started by a group of male traders...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

The Brotherhood of the Blackheads is an association of local unmarried merchants, ship owners, and foreigners in Estonia and Latvia. It was founded as a military organization but the non-military aspects of the association gradually became more pronounced until the Brotherhood became a predominantly social...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is very different then the one in Riga. It is actually not truly open to the public but used as center for affairs and performances. The upper floors are private and I believe house offices. However, the women in charge was kind enough to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

As I mentioned before, this street of Pikk was a truly revelation for us, in the sense of the beauty of the buildings situated there. Just starting almost from Raekoda Plats and going upward, there are on both sides of street a plenty of beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

After a quick explanation about the history of this house. I was impressed with the history. I especially like the way they used to haul their stock up to the storage areas at the top of the house.

Date of experience: August 2017
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