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

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Riga Classical Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

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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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...Riga. On this tour we will show you the House of Blackheads, St. George church, the little and the big guild, Cat’s hous...

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House of Blackheads, Riga

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.


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About House of Blackheads

 Rātslaukums 7, Rīga, Latvia

 +371 67 181 800

 www.melngalvjunams.lv

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