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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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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 great architecture visiting riga merchants brotherhood facade guild
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Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This house is well renovated with lots of history and a well organized explanation. Highly recommended and interesting gift shop as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NomadicAdventurer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1  Thank Molokairaceofficial
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
1  Thank 204gillb
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