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... and the Latvian people as you visit the House of Blackheads, Riga Castle, the Old City Wall and Swedish Gate, and more.
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The House of Blackheads is where the merchants-to-be had their guild.
The House of Blackheads is where the merchants-to-be had their guild. Part of this building is the tourist information office, the rest is a fascinating museum. The upper levels house grand ballrooms while the basement has a wine cellar and several exhibits relating to trading in Riga.
Rātslaukums 7, Rīga, Latvia
+371 67 181 800
This noticeable and austere black building is clearly out-of-place
St Roland is considered to be the patron saint of Riga
Pretty to look at, but not open for visitors
Former residence of a wealthy merchant built in 1720, now a museum dedicated to life in Riga in the 17th & 18th centuries
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
Housed the guild of the tradesmen, who would join after being a member of the Blackheads (see House of Blackheads)
Another pretty building just behind the Big Guild, this one housed the craftsmen's guild
Actually 2 museums plus a number of special exhibits