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“House of the Blackheads”
Review of House of Blackheads - CLOSED

House of Blackheads
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 22, 2014

A lovely great building with a nice history. Check the extremely ornate facade of an originally-built edifice in the 14th century and after being destroyed a few times, has now been rebuilt accordingly with the original blueprints.

Thank Maria D
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are walking past definitely have a look at the lovely building but not worth going out of your way for

Thank snowy71
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is closed at present but the outside of the building itself is stunning. The leaflets obtained in the Tourist Info give you the history of the building and the reason for its closure at present.

Thank alison c
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Brotherhood of Blackheads was a guild of unmarried German merchants living in Riga. The origin of the term "Blackheads" comes from their patron saint, black Egyptian Saint Mauritius. The building was erected in late 14th century and major changes and ornamentation done in 1580 and 1886. The building was destroyed by the Germans in 1941
and totally reconstructed during 1995 to 1999 following Latvia's independence.
PS. It's not open to the public.

1  Thank 1trekky
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

Despite the weird name, it actually used to be a merchants' guild. The building is not just restored. It was totally destroyed during the World War II, and later re- built. It is worth seeing, and, as it is in the centre of Old Riga, you don't need a special trip to take a picture of it - you will probably be passing by anyway.

1  Thank Julia B
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