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House of the Black Heads: Tours & Tickets

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Every last Sunday - join 1 h tour! Guide for free! Scheduled group in latvian at 11:00 / group in russian at 12:00 / group in english at 13:00. Visit the landmark of Riga – the magnificent House of the Blackheads! The Black Heads house is located in...more
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Ratslaukums 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 043 678
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House of the Blackheads (erected by the Brotherhood of Blachead Guild) was original;ly built in 1334 and situated in OLd Town of Riga. Of note is that the building was bombed in 1941 by the Germans and completed demolished by the Russians in 1948. It...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank bobbyza
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is where the state dinner and reception is held. There is an admission fee of either 7 or 10 Euros. There is a grand ballroom inside. and other rooms displaying history/pictures related to the building. There is a basement showing ruins from the old...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Geminican
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gorgeous by day or night Its a remarkable sight and worth returning at night especially all the bars and restaurants to choose from

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ian b
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether you whizz through in 15 minutes, or take time to savour it for a couple of hours, it's a must see in the centre of old Rig towna. With a revived, near thousand year old history and good explanations, few visitors compared to most...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Travler104
Reviewed 1 week ago

The original building was from the 13-14th Century. It was the home of a guild called the Black Heads, merchants, ship owners and foreigners in Riga. The building sustained damage during WWII and later rebuilt, after the fall of Communism.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nitvoyodelo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Same location essentially as city hall.....well worth the time. Any questions, use the tourist info here, they are great.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 1968TR250
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful place was absent for maaany years. But now this building is on its place again. A part of Latvia`s history, of Europe`s history is back. It`s worth to see it. AND if you are planning visit Latvia in November - con from 15th...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IlonaT220
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My group of 24 enjoyed a private visit to this amazing and historical building in September. Brian Mundy, The European Travel Club, Tucson, Arizona USA

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank brian m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main ballroom has a rather ornate ceiling. Close your eyes and you can imagine the dancers in there

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WarwickshireMonty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A major attraction in Riga, you gets an impression of authenticity although it is reconstructed some twenty years ago. The best time to visit is early in the morning as you can have the place for yourself.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from S3425DSdavem | Reviewed this property |
Adults €6 we managed to follow a guide so made it very interesting