House of the Blackheads

House of the Blackheads (Latvian: Melngalvju nams, German: Schwarzhäupterhaus) is a building situated in the old town of Riga, Latvia.

The original building was erected during the first third of the 14th century for the Brotherhood of the Blackheads Guild, a guild for unmarried German merchants in Riga. Major works were done in the years 1580 and 1886, adding most of the ornamentations.

The structure was bombed to a ruin by the Germans June 28, 1941 and the remains demolished by the Soviets in 1948. The current reconstruction was erected from 1995 to 1999.

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LiveRiga
6 April 2011
Did you know that this amazing building was torn down during the WW2, but in 1999 restored exactly as it looked before? See the wonderful ceiling paintings inside!
Kseniia V
11 March 2018
One of the city landmarks. Fascinating architectural appearance and interior. Interesting to know who were Black Heads and why they are named like this.
Berat YARDIMCI
11 April 2019
Such a rich interiors. We have attended to Riga Shipping Dinner 2019. Heart of the city with enriched art pieces
Ralitsa Ivanova
4 January 2020
It's amazing how much history is in this small place. Everyone must visit this museum! Not only you can find a very important and interesting historical facts bit also it's a very nice building inside
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The structure was bombed to a ruin by the Germans June 28, 1941 and the remains demolished by the Soviets in 1948. The current reconstruction was erected from 1995 to 1999.
Annaradiostar????
16 July 2015
Очень необычная архитектура. По праву самое фотографируемое место в старом городе ????????
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Melngalvju nams, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia Get directions
Sun 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
Mon 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Thu-Fri 9:00 AM–8:00 PM

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