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House of Blackheads, Riga

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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Discover why House of Blackheads used to be called the "grandest adornment of Riga." You can see carvings, reliefs, and embedded statues on its facade, then head for the arched entrance flanked by a virgin and child, plus the patron saint himself. The city built this house in the 14th century as a meeting venue for different social organizations. In the 17th century, its sole occupants were the Brotherhood of Blackheads--a guild of unmarried German merchants. Nazi Germans and Soviets destroyed the building during and after World War II, but it was completely restored in 1999. Notice the portal engraving, which states, "Should you ever see me falling, raise me up, 'tis your calling." For House of Blackheads and beyond, use our Riga vacation builder to get the most from your Riga vacation.
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  • Whether you visit this building during the day or at night it's stunning and you must visit whilst in Riga. 
  • This rebuilt, 1999, but unlike other reconstructions, stands out for its splendor and its contrasts of colors. It was originally built in the 16TH century and belonged to the Guild of unmarried merchants. It is the most prominent in the Town Hall square
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  • Another medieval building - built in the 1300s - in Old Town with a very interesting history. The carvings on the facade were intricate; admired from the outside as the building was not open to public...  read more »
  • You should start your visit to Riga here. Dont forget to find the palce of the first christmas tree in the front of the building.
  • The nice view of re-built old square. The only thing which spoils it is the ugly building of Occupation Museum.
  • Good service, clean rooms, tasty food. Good place in a very good location
  • Small square fill with its own story. Very beautiful with the shining sun light, and you can find this unique building with this story all over the would.
  • Really beautiful building outside and inside in same time. It's really nice that this building was renovated.
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