House Of The Blackheads
- Address: Pikk 26, 10133 Tallinn, Estonia
- Phone: +372-6699946
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:10 Mins
- Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building
House Of The Blackheads - Review
Dating back to the 14th century, the House of the Blackheads headquarters was formerly used for the functioning of an association for merchants, ship-owners and traders. The building’s elaborate entrance door and external architecture is only the tip of the iceberg and if you are lucky to see the interiors during a live event here, do take time to see the vaulted hall that dates back to the 15th century.
On other days, a walk around the premises to see the Renaissance elements, is still pretty interesting.
House Of The Blackheads Ticket Prices
- For admission prices, call up the place.
House Of The Blackheads Hours
- The place is available for visits only by appointment and for special events.
How To reach House Of The Blackheads by Public Transport
- Bus: Mere puiestee
- Light Rail/ Tram: Mere puiestee
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car / Bike
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0.9% of people who visit Tallinn include House Of The Blackheads in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
66.67% of people start their House Of The Blackheads visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see House Of The Blackheads
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting House Of The Blackheads
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House Of The Blackheads, Tallinn Reviews
This beautiful, Renaissance-style guild hall is truly a star among Old Town's architectural treasures. Just one look at the hall from the outside, especially its intricately-decorated, red, green and gold door, is enough to explain why it's a regular feature on every Tallinn postcard stand. The interior is also a must-see. This was the historic home of the Brotherhood of Black Heads, a medieval guild made up of young, single merchants and foreigners. The guild's patron saint was the Moorish St. Mauritius - a profile of his head is pictured on the Brotherhood's coat of arms. The Brotherhood itself, which arose sometime around 1399, was active only in Estonia and Latvia, and never took hold in the rest of Europe. It is interesting to note that among the brotherhood's duties in medieval times was putting Tallinn's Christmas tree on Town Hall Square each year. Records show that the activity started at least as far back as 1441, making Tallinn the first city in Europe to have the tradition of a public Christmas tree.
House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads. According to legend the Brotherhood originated as a group of foreign merchants who rose in defence of Tallinn during the St George's Night Revolt in 1343 when the local Estonian peasantry unsuccessfully tried to murder all foreigners and eradicate Christianity from the province. Closely associated with the Church, and with St Maurice as it's Patron Saint, the Brotherhood developed into a quasi-military body, helping to defend Tallinn from invasion. Following the end of the Great Northern War in 1721, the Brotherhood gradually evolved into a social organisation - in which role it sits today.
Nice place where to perform your concerts or to go listen to someone
Is a former headquarters of the Brotherhood of Blackheads. Historically this was a professional association of ship owners, merchants and foreigners dating from the 14th century. The painted doors date from the 1640s. Nowadays comprises three separate buildings, and has four halls and several other rooms which are used for a variety of events.
The best place for Gala dinner in Tallinn.