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House of Blackheads - CLOSED

Kalku iela 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
371 7044300
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Very interesting museum

Originally, and from 1334 a central meeting place and club for the City's unmarried German... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard L
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
via mobile

This house is simply beautiful. If someone says Riga, I immediately think of the House of... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Aušrinė J
via mobile
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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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“old town” (53 reviews)
Kalku iela 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
371 7044300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Originally, and from 1334 a central meeting place and club for the City's unmarried German merchants and traders. The current building is a reconstruction in the late 1990's of the building that was heavily bombed by the Germans in 1941 and razed by the Russians...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This house is simply beautiful. If someone says Riga, I immediately think of the House of Blackheads. I have never been in the inside, but it is still worth seeing from the outside just to admire beauty of old architecture.

1  Thank Aušrinė J
Reviewed 8 October 2017

After arriving from Tallinn at the Lidosta Riga airport, we headed to the region of Riga city, mostly known by its old merchant houses, old markets, cathedrals,churches,museums,bourse house. We started with famous House of Blackheads, located on Ratslaukums square. That's really one of Riga's architectural...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Its a house with a cool history and highly recommend you to go by a guide or read about the place before.

1  Thank Amin G
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the coolest places I've seen. Once you walk into the square your jaw drops. This is a must see.

1  Thank Alisa D
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Being lovingly restored, all you can do is gaze upon it from the square. Lovely old building, with much history.

1  Thank Film G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Interesting fact (that we god from our guide) is that this building is presented as restored, but in fact it was fully built from the foundation to mach the old building after it was damaged. So this is not historic but just newly built one....More

1  Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Another impressive building with a lot of history. You have to hear the story behind the Blackheads to appreciate it.

1  Thank b2buck
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Unique architecture and beautiful story about this mansion. Unfortunately it was closed during my visit but only by exterior you can imagine how beautiful it is inside !

1  Thank Danny S
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting to look at from outside, no entry. Pity there are no details on the house. Who built it when, for why purpose etc etc

1  Thank Kevin J
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