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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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I was interested to visit thsi building after reading in guide book abot it being destroyed and then rebuilt and that it had a lot of history. The staff are freidnly and offer guided tours , we decided to walk around on our own. the...More
Beautiful building which has been reconstructed and renovated at various points over time - we paid to get into the museum, and the basement floor was very interesting and gave me an impression of the history of the building, but once you go onto the...More
Buildings that are 20 years old but institution is more than 700 years old. Completely destroyed, but for the basement, during WW2, but meticulously rebuilt after the liberation in 1991. Otherwise an informative exhibition.
It is almost impossible to not appeciate the facade on the House of Blackbeard. I recommend strolling around the cobbled streets and even taking a walking tour to learn more about the history of this remarkable building.
This beautiful building was re built after being destroyed the Second World War
Hard to believe it is not as old as you would think
Inside the tour was stunning - the paintings, the decor , the ceilings- it did not disappoint!
This was one of the highlights to my trip to Riga. Had never heard of the fraternal organization of Blackheads before this visit. Very informative museum with beautiful art as well. One of the most interesting area was of the renovation photo's from after the...More
Amazing building and very well set out. Really interesting history and easy to follow. Friendly staff on hand to answer questions and some amazing silver displays. Also don’t miss the collection of snuff boxes which are truly beautiful.