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THE TRIP OF THE BLACKAMOOR!

“The Trip of the Blackamoor” is an adventurous excursion based on the story about the sign of recognition of the Brotherhood of Blackheads of Riga, the head of a blackamoor in the building façade elements, interior, and coat of arms. Along with the image of a blackamoor, the history revives in the House of the Blackheads, telling the legendary story about the Brotherhood of Blackheads.

“The Trip of the Blackamoor” in the House of the Blackheads starts in the 14th century cellars where the Blackheads used to celebrate life, each other and their saint guardians. Honouring the traditions of the Blackheads the guests of the House of the Blackheads will be treated with a glass of sparkling drink or black currant balsam, as well as specially selected truffle.

JOIN TOUR EVERY LAST SUNDAY!

Go on a journey through the centuries at House of the Black Heads!⠀
Explore the mysterious medieval cellars, legends of the Brotherhood of the Black Heads and feel the charm of the aristocrats in the luxurious Celebration hall.⠀
On the last Sunday of each month - join an open tour group!⠀

Sisters Balan's new music video – Pēteris Vasks Duo for Violin and Cello “Castillo Interior”!

Sisters Balan's new music video – Pēteris Vasks Duo for Violin and Cello “Castillo Interior”- has been filmed at the glorious The Black Heads House, informs the agency representing musicians. The record is a meditation, interrupted by energetically charged music, expressing a person's desire to seek answers to existential questions. Composer Pēteris Vasks was inspired by a book written in 1577 by Saint Teresa of Avila. "Castillo Interior" or "The Palace of the Soul".

A place to visit and a place to return!

We care about our guests and it is important that every visitor leave inspired! We are proud of the high rating from tourists on Trip Advisor from all around the world. We are happy to complement a list of Riga`s TOP places to visit.

VISIT US WITH RIGA PASS!

Discover the city and The Black Heads House with the Riga Pass!
With Riga Pass you can visit us for exclusive price.
For more information where to get this card and a special coupon brochure please visit www.liveriga.lv or come and visit them at Rātslaukums 6 just near by The Black Heads House!

Magical and historical story about Christmas tree and the brotherhood of Black Heads!

Latvians have always loved to tell stories and uphold traditions. Over the centuries, autumn and winter evenings have created a special environment for new stories to be made up; myths flowed together with memories and new traditions emerged. One legend has to do with the tradition of decorating Christmas trees began in Riga 500 years ago.
Visit us this year as well, because no doubts The Christmas tree will be bright and merry!

Only for 3 days! Awarded A.Analts instalation MATTER TO MATTER

It's a must - see! Only for 3 days (17.11. -19.11.) at The Black Heads House Arthur Analts with his London Design Biennale awarded interactive installation "Matter to Matter" .
Arthur Analts recreates the transition from gas to liquid using a large green–glazed glass surface. The installation invites visitors to leave their own message or print and, after a couple of minutes, the temporal marks naturally disappear. Through this process Analts asks us to consider the power of nature and highlights the role of designers and architects as the creators of a responsible, sustainable future where nature and its inhabitants coexist.

Why The Black Heads House?..

The House name first formed in 14th century when the young, unmarried merchants – black heads, settled in Riga city.

Come to visit us, we invite!

Are you a student? Senior? Family? Artist? Or you just want to see the luxurious house from inside?

Opening hours in July !


Dear Visitors!

When planning to visit The Black Heads House, please pay attention to changes in working hours!

The exposition will be closed on 02.07., 05.07., 06.07., 07.07.

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