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House of Blackheads - Great Attractions (Riga, Latvia)

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Take a tour of House of Blackheads in Riga, Latvia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

The town hall area of Riga, Latvia, rich in history and beautiful architecture, reflects a town that is full of authority.

The House of Blackheads was built by the Brotherhood of Blackheads as a guild for single German merchants.

In 2001, when the city celebrated its 800th anniversary the reconstruction of this structure was given its original 14th century appearance.

In 1948 the Soviets destroyed The House of Blackheads for they rejected any influence of German architecture.

This beautiful, Gothic building is now a home to a museum and a concert hall.

Today, The House of Blackheads is a fundamental part of Riga's architectural history.

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