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House of Blackheads

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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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Ratslaukums 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 043 678
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All reviews beautiful building old town patron saint pretty building town hall square interesting history tourist information during wwii christmas tree the main square worth a visit great architecture merchants brotherhood guild facade demolished
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nicely preserved attrac tion, interesting to see, if you some time in Riga, although I wouldn't say it is something prioritarian

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pedro L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a little surprised to come upon this building as although we had intended to visit later, but somehow our map following took us a little earlier. well worth paying a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kelmci
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nicely restored. Great venue. Loads of great rooms and very grand. The upstairs ballroom is spacious and really impressive. I recommend this venue.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The attraction opens at 1100 and as we arrived 5 minutes later we initially had the building to ourselves. The attraction is spread over 3 floors with lots of history and very impressive assembly rooms on the higher floor. Entrance fee is a reasonable €6...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank bexythepirate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely done downstairs with facts and upstairs with a stunning ballroom. Fairly smaller than you'd expect from the facade.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iidaliinas
Reviewed 1 week ago

So pleased to see so many wonderful buildings in great shape and maintained - it’s as good at day time as sparkling by night

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kristy-Lee D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture, just next to St Peter Church. Walking distance to many historical sites such as old town, central market, ... December is wet (umbrella would be handy) and cold, possibly snowing too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YKPng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful facade, go see it at the evening. In front of it is the little monument of the first decorated christmas tree in the world that was made in .. Latvia.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank martinab381
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building which is centrally situated on a square in the Old Town near St Peter's Church. Opposite the House is the Monument to the Christmas Tree (Latvia claims to have been the first to ever decorate a tree at Christmas). The square also has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PolllCat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful architecture situated to one of the many squares in Riga. Passed it by a few times without knowing this is one of the most known building in Riga.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mahlegrand
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