The Three Brothers

About the Three Brothers

This popular attraction consists of three houses, side by side, all built during different centuries. Although it isn’t known who owned the houses, legends suggest three men from the same family built them. The house on the right (white) was built in the 15th century using distinct crow-stepped gables, and gothic decorations. The middle house (yellow) was built during the 16th century with design features based on dutch mannerism influences. The last house (green) was built during the 17th century using a narrow Baroque design. 

General Information

Address: Mazā Pils iela 17, Centra rajons, Riga

*Website – select English once on the home page.

**These buildings are located next to St. James Cathedral.

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Tickets Prices

 Free – observe the building from the outside.

Public Transportation

The closest tram & bus stop is Nacionālā opera.

It’s approximately a 5 – 10 minute walk from the stop.

 There isn’t any public transportation within Old Town. 
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Hours of Operation

24 Hours


Useful Information

The Green building is where the Latvian Museum of Architecture is located.

Most travellers spend less than 15 minutes here.  

None of the buildings, except the ground floor of the green one, is accessible to the public.

Attractions near the Three Brothers

St James Cathedral

Old City Walls & Swedish Gate

Arsenals Exhibition Hall

Riga Castle

Art Museum Riga Bourse

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