House of Blackheads, Riga

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House of the Blackheads is a building situated in the old town of Riga, Latvia. The original building was erected during the first third of the 14th century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads, a guild for unmarried German merchants in Riga. Major works were done in the years 1580 and 1886, adding most of the ornamentations.The structure was bombed to a ruin by the Germans June 28, 1941 and the remains demolished by the Soviets in 1948. The current reconstruction was erected from 1995 to 1999.
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  • The place has been restored carefully and contains furnishings and crafts. Of note are the naive frescoes and the large money changers table with a built in edge to keep the coins from dropping.  more »
  • It was going all the way to that is manifested in a stained glass window was closed when I went in the evening was in the old building, without anything in particular
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  • I had high expectations, but they don't meet. The House was pretty nice, but it had not done anything of it because it would be nice to visit. Some white, some improvement out of style, boring lyrics on loose leaves. No.
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  • The exterior is unforgettable! The surrounding square was interesting as well. Wear sturdy footwear as the streets are cobblestone.
  • Beautiful reconstructed historical building in the heart of Old Town. Popular location to meet people and for buskers. Take the opportunity to walk across the bridge from here and check the view over Old Town along the way, and from the other side.
  • I had the chance to be here few days ago. Very close to the river. The only sad thing you cant get inside! You just see it from outside. Nice spit for meeting point.
  • Amazing! Beautiful location that you shouldn't miss if you go to Riga.
  • The building is very beautiful, despite it was rebuilt in the middle of 20th century after demolition in WW2

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