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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
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Molokairaceofficial
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 204gillb
Reviewed 4 days ago

When you're in Riga, this beautiful place is a must to see.. when you are here, you'll really enjoy such nice view and such nice building...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zdeněk S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The building is beautiful from the inside and out, there is s neat exhibit on the city's and building's history inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bernarda_sucic
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The history is amazing and the stories are just beyond words. Our guide was excellent, the building is amazing, the details are just wow.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NicholeB720
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend visit the beautiful House of The Black Heads. The outside are lovely in the evenings. The Celebration Hall is gorgeous. Also the guide was so conversant and can answer to all our interesting questions.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Agnese S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is an absolute must-see in Riga. Although bombed out in WW2 by Germans and razed to the ground by Soviets, it was rebuilt to it's former glory at the end of the 20th century. There are wonderful details and ornaments at the facade,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MatousP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I liked our visit at the House of Black Heads. We thought it was very well presented. It definitely deserves to be seen!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Journey811581
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did only see the house from the outside and a little inside, but it is definitely worth a picture or two. Especially in the evenings at Xmas the lights are beautiful.

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

This is a brilliant living building with an astonishing history which amazed me. The traders and merchants and guilds-men who created the original still live on in this beautiful restoration. It is very much a living location hosting a whole host of events. When I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael O
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