Housed the guild of the tradesmen, who would join after being a member of the Blackheads (see House of Blackheads)

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The Large Guild, Riga

Housed the guild of the tradesmen, who would join after being a member of the Blackheads (see House of Blackheads).

Housed the guild of the tradesmen, who would join after being a member of the Blackheads (see House of Blackheads). Home to the Latvian Philharmonic, but you can't just walk inside. It's the exterior that's worth seeing though.


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About The Large Guild

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The Large Guild and Nearby Sights on Map

The Small Guild

Another pretty building just behind the Big Guild, this one housed the craftsmen's guild

The House of the Black Cat

This building (also housing a pub of no particular note) is most famous for the two statues of black cats on the roofs

Wagner Concert Hall

Wagner once lived in Riga, on the street now named after him

Mentzendorff House

Former residence of a wealthy merchant built in 1720, now a museum dedicated to life in Riga in the 17th & 18th centuries

Museum of the Barricades of 1991

Covers the dramatic events that occurred in the tumultuous final year of the USSR, when Soviet authorities sent troops into Riga to overthrow the elected Latvian government

St. Peter's Church

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Riga Town Hall

Pretty to look at, but not open for visitors

House of Blackheads

The House of Blackheads is where the merchants-to-be had their guild

Swedish Gate

The last remaining gate from the old city walls

Porcelain Museum

Covers the history of porcelain in Riga through the 19th and 20th centuries