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House of Blackheads

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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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Ratslaukums 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The attraction opens at 1100 and as we arrived 5 minutes later we initially had the building to ourselves. The attraction is spread over 3 floors with lots of history and very impressive assembly rooms on the higher floor. Entrance fee is a reasonable €6...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bexythepirate
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nicely done downstairs with facts and upstairs with a stunning ballroom. Fairly smaller than you'd expect from the facade.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iidaliinas
Reviewed 3 days ago

So pleased to see so many wonderful buildings in great shape and maintained - it’s as good at day time as sparkling by night

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kristy-Lee D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture, just next to St Peter Church. Walking distance to many historical sites such as old town, central market, ... December is wet (umbrella would be handy) and cold, possibly snowing too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YKPng
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful facade, go see it at the evening. In front of it is the little monument of the first decorated christmas tree in the world that was made in .. Latvia.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank martinab381
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building which is centrally situated on a square in the Old Town near St Peter's Church. Opposite the House is the Monument to the Christmas Tree (Latvia claims to have been the first to ever decorate a tree at Christmas). The square also has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PolllCat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful architecture situated to one of the many squares in Riga. Passed it by a few times without knowing this is one of the most known building in Riga.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mahlegrand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a must visit while you’re there! It was actually a gentleman’s club for wealthy, single merchants and their journey men. I didn’t get to go inside it since I got there really early but I’ve heard there’s a 6 Euro entry fee to enter...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ak3402
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this after reading various reviews the outside was very attractive and when going inside we thought it might be a bit dull but we managed to join a guided tour which made this very worthwhile

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

House exteriour is most photo taken house in Riga, but definetly go inside to see this beauty! Ball room is very beautiful! And silver collection is somthing unique! Even maylillies from silver

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindawelsa
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