House of the Blackheads

Enter your dates to find available activities

House of the Blackheads: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Riga: Entrance Ticket - House of the Black Heads

    1. Riga: Entrance Ticket - House of the Black Heads

    Wander through centuries in House of the Black Heads! Feel the magic atmosphere of luxurious halls of celebrations, decorated with brilliant chandeliers and a gallery of royal portraits. Explore the mysterious medieval cellars and elaborate historical rooms with a surprising silverware collection. For the past 700 hundred years, the House of the Black Heads has pleased and enraptured inhabitants and guests of Riga. This is one of the most magnificent buildings in Riga, preserving both the unique historic heritage of the legendary Brotherhood of Black Heads and the history of Riga. For centuries House of the Black Heads was the cultural epicenter of Riga, gathering the most respectable inhabitants of Riga and their guests, during celebrations organized by the Black Heads and their successors. This building, which is situated in the heart of Old Riga, is the symbol of Riga and among the ...

  • Riga Classical Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

    2. Riga Classical Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Discover Old Town Riga on a 2-hour walking tour through the historic and geographical center of the city. Listen as your guide tells you the real stories and legends of the Old Town and points out the sights of interest. First, visit the most impressive building in Riga; the House of Blackheads. It was completely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in 1999. Then you will see the complex of living buildings known as "3 Brothers," considered the oldest stone building in Riga. Continuing your walk, pass by Riga Castle, Riga Cathedral, the Old City Wall and Swedish Gate, the Powder Tower, and even the Art Nouveau Cat House. When your tour ends, you will emerge with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the historic Old Town and the history of Riga itself.

  • Riga's Old Center and Art Nouveau Tour

    3. Riga's Old Center and Art Nouveau Tour

    During the guided tour you'll walk along the narrow streets of the Medieval Hanseatic Old Town and enjoy the splendors of the Dome cathedral, Old Guild house, and Riga castle. The walking tour starts at the Town Hall Square which was the central square of the city from 13th up to 19th century. The most famous building of the square is the magnificent gothic House of the Blackheads. During the tour you will also see such famous spots of Riga as St. Peters Church, Swedish Gates, and Powder Tower.  Roughly thirty per cent of buildings in the center of Riga are art nouveau, which is more than any other European city. Moreover, art and architecture connoisseurs believe that it is in Riga that art nouveau found its especially powerful and sweeping expression. In order to preserve Old Riga, Riga’s wooden building,s and the art nouveau architecture, the historical center of Riga has been des...

  • Riga: 2-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town

    4. Riga: 2-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town

    On this 2-hour walking tour you will explore the Old Town of Riga, the historical and geographical center of Riga on the right bank of the Daugava River. The Old Town covers a relatively small inner area of the old fortifications where unique monuments of medieval architecture are concentrated. The professional guide will show you around the Old Town and tell you all about the history and culture of the city, as well as answer your questions. The walking tour starts at the Town Hall Square, which was the central square of the city from the 13th century to the 19th century. The most famous building in the square is the magnificent Gothic-style House of the Blackheads. During the tour you will also see famous spots of Riga, such St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, and the Powder Tower. Experience the aura of an ancient city as you walk down the narrow streets, where unique complexes of...

    The guide was knowledgable. Could have included some fun info; such as the steps that need to nowhere or the pulleys that hang high up that where used to pull up merchandise way back when.

Other Sightseeing Options in House of the Blackheads

Want to discover all there is to do in House of the Blackheads? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about House of the Blackheads

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Hello, our city tour through Riga was great. However, she had some teething problems. There was no one at the meeting point communicated to us. When we called the phone number that was given to us, we got to Riga Tours. However, our tour was booked with Around Latvia, from whom we had no contact details. Riga Tours tried very hard and provided us with these contact details. The actual organizer was able to start a replacement tour within about half an hour late, which, as I said, was great.

Great city tour with Ilze. With a lot of charm and wit, we were given a lot of interesting information about this beautiful city. Can just be recommended! Many Thanks!

Charming, welcoming, we fully appreciated the guide's comments to better understand the history of the city of Riga

An interesting and important site in the history of Riga. The child liked to look at the magnificent halls and objects.

An interesting place and history! It's convenient to buy tickets through GYG.