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House of Blackheads

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Address: Kalku iela 1, Riga 1050, 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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the postcard architecture of Old Riga

One the most popular sights of the city - exclusive buildings with traditional red walls. House of Blackheads is the visit card of Riga

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Iryna V
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Kiev, Ukraine
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One the most popular sights of the city - exclusive buildings with traditional red walls. House of Blackheads is the visit card of Riga

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful both day and nigth. At nigth the buildings is lit up. Beautiful details, ornate and gilded. Buildt in the 14 cenuryt by the guild of unmarried German merchants of the Hansa league.

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Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction is set in a square amongst a variety of interesting buildings so basically, a good place to head for. This is in the Old Town where you can easily soak up hours wandering around, nipping into tavernas and a plethora of small restaurants (truly traditional and international). Can't fail to be impressed with this place.

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Kankaanpaa, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was awesome building and one of must see things in Riga. It is old style building. We were in Royal Square hotel and this was very close.

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Thank Antti S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth strolling past and enjoying the construction and surroundings. Beautifully lit up during the winter.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building situated in Town Hall Square. Lovely architecture and a must see. All lit up at night.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful structures in Riga. Blew my mind to know that the Germans in medieval times, dedicated such a massive monument to St Maurice, a black Saint. Hence the name.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this wonderful building during the night of museums in Riga, which happens every year in Latvia and all over the world. I liked this building very much inside and especially outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is for the Architecture Buffs.Very imposing buildings,with wonderful features and beautiful design work.Well worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Not the original dwelling but a 're-incarnation of the unmarried Germans Merchant's House. Many lovely details, ornate and gilded. Take the photograph and move on.

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