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“Nice building, nice interior”

House of the Blackheads
Ranked #65 of 296 things to do in Tallinn
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Owner description: The House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads is the only surviving Renaissance building in Tallinn. A residence probably existed at this location already in the 14th century. The Brotherhood of Black Heads bought the property in the first half of the 16th century, when then also built a new vault-less hall. A major reconstruction took place in 1597, when the façade was redesigned in the spirit of the Renaissance architecture from the Low Countries, with its rich ornamentation and carved decorations. One of Tallinn’s most eye-catching painted doors dates from the 1640s. The Two-nave, arched guildhall bought from the Olav Guild dates from the 15th century.
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“Nice building, nice interior”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The house and historic halls are impressing, the acoustics in the main hall surprising, the history interesting, so absolutely worth a visit!

Visited September 2013
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“Fascinating name ... and history”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Brush up on this one. The Black Heads were theyoung Business Class men of the Town. This was the exclusive unmarried Mens' Club - purpose - dating and marrying in the days before internet and social networking, how to keep the young up and coming men meaningfully engaged and socially occupied in the long,cold winters whilst waiting for the rivers and seas to thaw and trade to resume.

Visited August 2012
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