House of the Blackheads
About the House of the Blackheads
The original building was used by the Brotherhood of Blackheads, who consisted of unmarried German merchants, ship owners, and various foreigners. It was built in the 14th century and destroyed during World War II when the Germans bombed it. Construction of an exact replica was completed in 2001, with the slogan ‘if I should fall, build me again’. It is now used mainly as a museum, special events venue, and as a concert hall. The building is one of the most colourful in Riga, and the most iconic.
Address: Rātslaukums 7, Central District, Riga
*This building is located in Town Hall Square.
Prices & Where to Purchase Tickets
School Children, Student, Senior: €3
*Students must present a valid ISIC card at time of purchase.
1 Adult (with 2 – 5 school aged children): €9
2 Adults (with 2 – 5 school aged children): €15
Free for the following
Disabled persons with a companion
Purchase Tickets at the House of Blackheads
*Available in Latvian, English, Russian, German
**Tours are 1 hour
***Book guided tours in advance by Telephone: +37167043678 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closest tram & bus stop is 11. novembra krastmala.
It’s approximately a 5 minute walk from the stop.
Hours of Operation
11 am to 6 pm – Tuesday to Sunday
Last entry is 5 pm.
There is a Tourist Information office to the left of the building. Travellers can buy public transportation tickets and post items.
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