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.
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.
The closest tram & bus stop is Nacionālā opera.
It’s approximately a 5 – 10 minute walk from the stop.
Hours of Operation
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
Art Museum Riga Bourse