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House of Blackheads

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Address: Kalku iela 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7044300
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One of the most magnificent buildings in Town Hall Square is the House of...

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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Great sights in the middle of the old town.

Wonderful building in the centre of Riga, which had been faithfully been rebuilt after it had been torn down by the Soviets after being damaged in WW2. Unfortunately the building... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful building in the centre of Riga, which had been faithfully been rebuilt after it had been torn down by the Soviets after being damaged in WW2. Unfortunately the building is no longer open to the public.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

standing building in Riga. It is the guild hall of unmarried merchants from the 14th century. Worth a visit

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Jasper, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must-see landmark in Riga's Old Town. The house belongs to the Blackheads Brotherhood, a guild uniting ship owners and merchants in old Lithuania, Latvia and Germany in the 14th century.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting one of the most touristic attractions in town. Go early in the morning to take the best pictures.

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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming building in the old city of Riga, the House of Blackheads was rebuilt in 1999 after being destroyed during World War 2. It was originally built in 1334 as a venue for banquets and meetings. For a short while it is the temporary Presidential Palace.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the most photographed building in the Old Town. It's lit up beautifully at night for those who enjoy nighttime photography. You can't miss this one.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blackhead house was destroyed in WWII. It reconstructed nowadays. It looks nice, very close to old photographs and description in spide the too bright modern look impacts the impression. The building is promised to open doors for visitors soon.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never went inside, but the beauty outside says it all. They say leave a little something for next time. This will be my little something. I love the detail the architect put into this. For me, Riga's architecture does not compare with anything I've seen before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just one of the lovely things to see and do in Latvia. Truly loved Riga , not overcrowded with the massive tour boats of some of the other Baltic Cities. Have spent 3 months in the north and enjoyed Riga the most. Old city and then the Art Noveau of the newer areas. Well worth coming here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent replica of the original building and the facade from the 16th century that was destroyed in the 20th century. It's very iconic and should definitely be on your list of things to see!

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