We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

House of Blackheads

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (945)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“old town”(63 reviews)
“patron saint”(7 reviews)
Visit the landmark of Riga – the magnificent House of the Blackheads! The Black Heads house is located in the very heart of Old Riga - you can`t miss it! Wonderful, surprising, royal – the house deserves to be complimented and is a must-see for each...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Ratslaukums 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 043 678
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience House of Blackheads
from $9.25
More Info
from $86.77
More Info
from $57.84
More Info
from $34.71
More Info
Reviews (1,477)
Filter reviews
593 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful building old town patron saint pretty building town hall square christmas tree interesting history tourist information during wwii the main square worth a visit second world war great architecture visiting riga merchants brotherhood facade
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 593 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

The view of this characteristic building is really stunning. You can't miss it by night, too - the lights are special. The museum inside is a must see, especially the -1 floor, really interesting and detailed. You can also enjoy the atmosphere in the large...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank xharray
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house of the blackheads has a lot of history in the old and recent days. It is worth it the visit. The cellar tells the story of Riga and the blackheads.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DianaRNunes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was walking around the town at night and out of nowhere BAM! The lights of the House of Blackheads were on. I asked someone who looked like they lived there, "What is this beautiful building?" They told me about it's history and I was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank anavipalava
HouseoftheBlackheads, General Manager at House of Blackheads, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Anavipalava, I would wish you would have another visit in the future to Riga and to look inside of our house! Have a nice week!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank stitchCheltenham
HouseoftheBlackheads, General Manager at House of Blackheads, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear stitchCheltenham, We are glad to hear you liked our building inside and big thanks for compliment of staff! We love our building and want to show the best for our dear visitors! Have a nice week!

Reviewed February 3, 2019

the color of the buildings, architecture and brown coated walls, they are symbols of the square, they are more beautiful at night with nice lightening

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed January 28, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mdmckechnie
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lenetorp_
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jpetula
Reviewed January 24, 2019

A beautiful building in the Old Town, however overrated I feel as there are many,many beautiful buildings in Riga's old town! Make sure you see more than just this replica!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jakegriffo
Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sttimmj1
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 114 nearby hotels
Hotel Garden Palace
640 reviews
.06 miles away
Royal Square Hotel & Suites
327 reviews
.08 miles away
St. Peter's Boutique Hotel
363 reviews
.09 miles away
Hotel Justus
874 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,239 nearby restaurants
1,311 reviews
.03 miles away
2,483 reviews
.08 miles away
Indian Raja
463 reviews
.08 miles away
FAT CAT eklernica
69 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 718 nearby attractions
Modes Muzejs
57 reviews
.04 miles away
Mencendorfa Nams
59 reviews
.06 miles away
Riga City Hall
49 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from House of Blackheads staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines