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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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The prettiest building in town! It was constructed in the 14th century. At the time, and I think still is, it was the most prestigious and grand building in the city. Even though it was severely damaged it WW II, it was exactly restored in...More
Built in 1344 as a base for the Blackheads Guild of Merchants, this is without a doubt Riga's most iconic building. The façade features a variety of brightly coloured figures each depicting different aspects of the Guild with their own unique meaning. I knew little...More
It feels like a must visit whilst in Riga, as such a focal point of the city, however you won't need more than an hour to see it. As a building that still used for practical uses like concerts it has limits. Worth visiting though!
This is a perfectly nice building, but as it was badly damaged during the war, it appears to be almost completely rebuilt. Nothing wrong with that, but there are better and older buildings in Riga, which might be of more interest.
It was only 6 euros so I paid the fee and went in. You start in the basement where you learn about the history etc. The buildings from the outside are unique and pretty definitely worth a visit and of course picture but I did...More