House of the Black Heads, Riga (Latvia)

The House of the Blackheads is a building situated in the old town of Riga Latvia. The original building was erected during the first third of the 14th century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads a guild for unmarried merchants shipowners and foreigners in Riga. Major works were done in the early 17th century adding most of the Mannerist ornamentation. The sculptures were made in the workshop of August Volz. Additionally it is the site of the first decorated Christmas tree which was erected in 1510.

R tslaukums 7 Centra district Riga LV 1050 Latvia
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