House Of BlackheadsCurrently Closed
- Address: Ratslaukums 7, Riga, Latvia
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +371-67181800
- Ticket Price: 2 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building
House Of Blackheads - Review
The most lavish housebuilt in the 1300’s, the House of Blackheads is a common photo on many a Latvian postcards. In its glory days, the House of Blackheads was a frat house for unmarried German merchants. The House underwent some destruction during the Second World War and was rebuilt by the Soviets. A fine example of Dutch Renaissance architecture, the House of Blackheads is not to be missed.
How To reach House Of Blackheads by Public Transport
- Ratslaukums (trolleybus station)
Restaurants Near House Of Blackheads
- Queens Pub
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Things to Know Before Visiting House Of Blackheads
95% of people who visit Riga include House Of Blackheads in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
58.33% of people start their House Of Blackheads visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see House Of Blackheads
63.36% of people prefer walking in order to reach House Of Blackheads
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House Of Blackheads, Riga Reviews
This building is a spectacular site to see. The architecture and the vibrant colours of the front facade is stunning. As per our guide they rent out the building for special events as well. If you are in Riga you will definitely want to go the town hall square and you cannot miss this.
😉 Great location in the Old Riga medieval city! Nearby the Daugava River. Inside you could appreciate the way that the first merchandisers were living and founded the brotherhood of the Blackheads and by the same way the city itself in trading with the outside. Enjoy the architecture.
A lot of history happened in the House of the Blackheads.. also what we can see and admire today is just a copy as the original house was destroyed during a war. Entry fee is 6 euros if you wish to visit the place.
A very interesting place, and a "must visit" if you're a tourist in Riga! Helpful and friendly staff who speaks english. The place is teeming with history, which you can get a real sense of down in the basement of the place (which serves as the main exhibition). The basement is built around the ruins of the actual house, which you can walk around in. The rest of the house is rebuilt, and it is beautifully done.
An educational place to visit. The cellar has very interesting timeline graph to compare the development of House versus major worldwide and Latvian events. A huge effort required to restore the actually ruined house, and the result is very impressive.