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Address: 1 Kalku iela, Riga LV-1035 , 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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Beautiful Building

Did not go in, but was informed that this building was severely damaged during WWll and has just been rebuilt in the past 20yrs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Randy C
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Summerfield, Florida, United States
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Brandon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very photographic for a building that's only 4 years old. Must be the design features. Tour groups can't be wrong, can they?

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Summerfield, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Did not go in, but was informed that this building was severely damaged during WWll and has just been rebuilt in the past 20yrs.

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Thank Randy C
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The president currently works from there and it is beautiful building. This was used by shippers during 1800.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes pretty building, if you hit Riga, you'll see I'm sure, but be honest it's nothing special and you can't go in, so take afew snaps and move on

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice large square, often with activities/music in the middle and the buildings around it are definitely worth a look!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the House of Blackheads is not open to the public, as the President is staying there, but is lovely to see from the outside

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Ettelbruck, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Positive (+): - Very nice Ambience - The structure is full of details - When the sun hits the building it's like magic, just really beautiful in real life Negative (-): On the right side next to the building there is this black ulgy building destroying the atmosphere

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Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved riga loved riga great place to visit in the old town . A must see when u get to riga . Right at the center of the old town try it

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Eidsvoll Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings have and impressive architecture and history. It is a lovely to sit and catch your breath in the square and admire the House of Blackheads

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very romantic place, I recommend for couples to be here at night. Thrilling atmosphere especially in winter times.

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