Casa de los Cabezas Negras (en letón, Melngalvju nams, en alemán, Schwarzhäupterhaus) es un edificio situado en la ciudad vieja de Riga, Letonia.
La casa de los Cabezas negras, inicialmente llamada la Casa Nueva, fue registrada por primera vez en 1334. Su diseño original había sido el de un edificio medieval común, y la apariencia final es el resultado de numerosas reconstrucciones. La casa fue construida como un lugar para reuniones y festividades para varias organizaciones públicas en Riga. En el siglo XVII una alegre y emprendedora asociación de comerciantes extranjeros, principalmente alemanes, famosos por su soltería se radican en Riga, serían conocidos como la Hermandad de los Cabezas Negras, que posteriormente se convirtió en la principal ocupante del edificio. El patrón de la asociación, un comandante de la legión romana, que fue martirizado y posteriormente canonizado, San Mauricio. Su imagen se ve en el escudo de armas de la asociación y se ha convertido en su característica más reconocible.
|Martes||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Miércoles||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Jueves||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Viernes||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sábado||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Domingo||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
barkin atalay | feb. 2, 2018
So sad this place was destroyed during war. But they have rebuilt it for the 800th birthday of Riga as a gift to the people. Worth a visit. Only 3€ if you are a student
Colm Sharkey | ene. 28, 2018
Truly magnificent. Considering it was raised to the ground true nazi vandalism in wwII. All credit to Latvia and The people of Riga for restoring this lovely building so lovingly. It is a statement of national identity. To miss it on a visit to Riga is to miss a part of Riga. A must see
Marcus Wraight | ene. 17, 2018
Pretty cool exhibition in relation to the Brotherhood of Blackheads and the House of them. The restoration is fantastic given it was rebuilt in the 90's. Worth the trip!
L J | feb. 24, 2018
Lovely experience for kids and adults. We all did enjoyed time spend there.
Joshua R | ene. 4, 2018
Beautiful building. But the outside is better than the inside. Lack of information about what actually happens inside.
Sanka Illangakoon | mar. 22, 2018
Beautiful building located at the heart of the city. The architecture is brilliant and was rebuilt after it was destroyed in WW2. A must visit for anyone in the area.
Sa Pr | abr. 1, 2018
One of the main touristic points of the city. The original building was erected during the 14th century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads, a guild for unmarried German merchants in Riga. The building was bombed to a ruin by the Germans on 1941 and the remains were demolished by the Soviets in 1948. The current reconstruction was erected from 1995 to 1999.
Amanda Ng | abr. 11, 2018
I highly recommend paying to visit this place. You get a good introduction to Riga’s history and the building architecture. Even if you don’t go into the place, the exterior is highly detailed. The exhibit within gives you an excellent breakdown of each architectural element.
Keluarga Pelancong | may. 1, 2018
Just before entering the old town, you'll see this so extra ordinary building. A very popular photo object in Riga. Very beautiful indeed.
kate goguadze | abr. 16, 2018
My favorite place. One of the best building in Riga. Very interesting museum. You should not miss it.
Claus Pruemper | abr. 26, 2018
Very nice and impressive place. We had a banquet with several guests that really enjoyed the atmosphere. Dont miss to see the restaurated cellar.
Kim Floriance | abr. 24, 2018
Piece of medieval history in town. One of most beautiful buildings in Riga. Next to old market square, several other tourist traps and main tourist info point
Ilze Vasiļjeva | may. 29, 2018
Very beautiful place. I went for the guided tour. Learnt a lot of interesting things about the history of blackheads.
James McFarlane | may. 19, 2018
It's great that they rebuilt this house in 1999 following its destruction in world war two, it really is the iconic building of Riga. Its façade is picture postcard beautiful and the inside is carefully restored. There is an excellent exhibition in the basement with english language explanations of the history of the building and of Riga itself. This is the must see sight of Riga.
Chamara Wijesinghe | jul. 12, 2018
This building is a spectacular site to see. The architecture and the vibrant colours of the front facade is stunning. As per our guide they rent out the building for special events as well. If you are in Riga you will definitely want to go the town hall square and you cannot miss this.
Kim Hansen | jul. 2, 2018
A very interesting place, and a "must visit" if you're a tourist in Riga! Helpful and friendly staff who speaks english. The place is teeming with history, which you can get a real sense of down in the basement of the place (which serves as the main exhibition). The basement is built around the ruins of the actual house, which you can walk around in. The rest of the house is rebuilt, and it is beautifully done.
georgia lascar | jul. 2, 2018
One star is for the employees' behavior and the administration policy. We went on Wednesday it was closed with a notice that we could visit it next day until 18:00.We arrived at 17:30 and it was closed There was a new notice that the open hours was now until 17:30. When we tried to get answers why the hours have been changed and if we could visit as it was not our fault if they have changed the visiting hours, the attitude of the employees was inadmissible :they didn't admit this, hey accused us to lie and that they have not to apology to us finally they closed rudely the door to our face!
Kevin Hewison | jun. 29, 2018
Well worth a visit. The history of trade and commerce in the region is fascinating and the exhibition is professional and well-arranged.
Bryant O'Hara | jul. 3, 2018
I found pretty much all aspects of the history of this place - from its founding to its destruction to its reconstruction to be quite fascinating.
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