Cat House

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  • Address: Meistaru iela, Riga, Latvia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Tourist Center

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No tour of Riga is complete without visiting the Cat House! The Cat House is a pale yellow coloured building situated at 10 Meistaru and on the roof of the building is the statue of a cat, angry and ready to pounce!  The local story goes that the owner of the house was refused membership of the Riga Tradesmen's Guild (Great Guild) by the merchants. As a silent protest, he had the cat tail facing the guild! Due to this, he was eventually accepted into the guild and he had to turn the cat around. Today, the cat still stands on the roof and has become an iconic tourist spot.

How To reach Cat House by Public Transport

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  • Nacionalais teatris tram stop

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TripHobo Highlights for Cat House

  • Cat House Address: Meistaru iela, Riga, Latvia
  • Cat House Timing: 24-hrs
  • Cat House Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Cat House(preferred time): 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cat House: 00:15 Mins
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_House_(Riga)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cat House

  • 75.84% of people who visit Riga include Cat House in their plan

  • 39.2% of people start their Cat House visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Cat House

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

89.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cat House

People normally club together Great Guild and Jacob's Barracks while planning their visit to Cat House.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Cat House, Riga Reviews

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  • Nice building with two figured of cats on the roof. Has an interesting story. A tourist attractions.

  • If you’re not looking for it, you could easily walk right by this building. For fans of cats, definitely stop and look at the cat statues.

  • Nice place (specially in summer), calmed and with some restaurants on the surroundings. This is a symbol of Riga because of the legend of the cat, but could be easily missed otherwise. Nice to see!

  • The place have cat's on top. Amazing!

  • It has become a symbol of Riga, you will find this black cat in postal cards, keychains, magnets, t-shirts, mugs, and almost every souvenir.

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