House of the Blackheads
Visit the House of the Blackheads during your stay in Riga and experience an important piece of Latvian history, and an architecturally stunning building.
History of the House of the Blackheads
Erected in the year 1344, the House of the Blackheads was designed for a guild of unmarried German merchants living in Riga, called the Brotherhood of Blackheads.
The building was destroyed during the war in 1941, and subsequently reduced to rubble by the Soviets in 1948. However in 2001 to celebrate its 800th anniversary, the House of the Blackheads was returned to its former glory, with careful attention given to the original architecture and design.
Today you can visit the museum inside the House of the Blackheads and learn of its history, and the venue is occasionally used as a concert hall. From the Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, Riga old town is a mere fifteen minutes' walk, and the House of Blackheads can be found on the Town Hall square, next to the Museum of Occupation.
Accommodation close to Riga's attractions
Staying at the Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, you'll find yourself at one of the most stylish hotels in Riga city centre and close to many of the city's beautiful attractions.
From the cathedrals and churches of the old town, to the stunning Art Deco architecture around every corner, Riga's bustling metropolis is right on your doorstep.