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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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  • It's 3 or 4 storey building, built long time ago, with all the furniture of that times - could give you a good picture of how people were living back then, what hobbies they had, what did for living, ...  more »
  • Here you can see some old furniture and things of some bussinessman of XIX. It's not interactive, there are only some old things and little information about owner of this house. On the attic you can ...  more »
  • A good fun building, with a surprising lay-out: the merchant has a shop, the open kitchen is close to it. An interesting collection of items from several centuries, explained by plastified fact sheets...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Lovely historical square. Must visit for Old town Riga
  • You can spend a fair share of time just admiring the intricate details of this building's facade! One of the best places where to start your Riga tour.
  • The heart of Riga' s old town. Beautiful buildings.
  • Lovley architecture. On of the buildings to see in the old town.