Interesting buildings in Riga

House of the Blackheads

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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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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!
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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.
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Melngalvju nams, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

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Wed 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Thu-Fri 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Sun 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
Mon 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
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