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Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
"The most enchanting part of Riga is the Old Town. The buildings and the history surrounding them creates a fascinating and whimsical picture of Riga’s past. This area also offers all of the amenities that you could possibly need: bars night-clubs restaurants hotels museums and most importantly a great atmosphere.Our professional and certified tour guides will walk you through Riga.Old town of Riga is a beautiful place and we would like to tell you a little bit more about it on our famous Riga old town walking tour through:Town Hall Square Blackhead house St. Peter's Church Dome Square 15-18 century complex of dwelling ho
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Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
"The most enchanting part of Riga is the Old Town. The buildings and the history surrounding them creates a fascinating and whimsical picture of Riga’s past. This area also offers all of the amenities that you could possibly need: bars night-clubs restaurants hotels museums and most importantly a great atmosphere.Our professional and certified tour guides will walk you through Riga.Old town of Riga is a beautiful place and we would like to tell you a little bit more about it on our famous Riga old town walking tour through:Town Hall Square Blackhead house St. Peter's Church Dome Square 15-18 century complex of dwelling ho
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Private Riga Grand City Tour
"Begin your 4-hour guided Riga Grand City Tour with a hotel pickup by air-conditioned car/minibus from your centrally located hotel. You will explore the magic of Riga which is known as the little Paris of the North due to it's medieval architecture rich cultural life many attractions and sights numerous shops and unique cafes. The tour route includes photo stops at city center highlights. As you travel through Riga your knowledgeable guide will point out the many fascinating sights in the old and newer parts of this beaut the famous Laima Clock and the Latvian National Opera House a unique architectural monument of the 19th century. Then you will travel past the Riga Central Station
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Time to Get Catty – The Cat House

The Cat House takes its name from two angry black cats, one perched on each of the two turrets of this rather grand 1909 Medieval / Art Nouveau styled house, located across the road from the Great...
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wabat
Feb 23, 2016

Cat House

This beautiful building from 1909 has an interesting mix of Art Nouveau and Medieval styles. However, it is better known for the two cat figures on top of the turrets. Their history is not exactly...
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Airpunk
Jul 10, 2015

Look for the exception

In a town boasting some serious amount of God-aspiring steeples and spires this little example stands out with its peculiarity. A cat is balancing on top of a cone-shaped roof as if to counter the...
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Assenczo
Apr 30, 2015

The Cat House

As a major cat lover, I really wanted to see this house. It is called the cat house because there are two statues of angry black cats on the roof of the house. It is located at Meistaru10/12.Legend...
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IreneMcKay
Jul 06, 2014

The Cat House

This large house just off Livu Laukums would probably be runner-up to the House of the Blackheads in any contest to find the most famous building in Riga! What would in any case be a grand Art Nouveau...
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toonsarah
Jun 11, 2014

Cat house

Not every house has a cat in the roof :) But in Riga - yes, it is :) The house surely has the Cat name after two black cats put on the roof. The owner of the house turned cats’ tails into the Guild...
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Raimix
Mar 13, 2011

Cat House

The Cat House is a big yellow house with black cats on top of the roof of the two small corner towers. There are several stories that explain why the cats are there. One of the most common is about a...
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MalenaN
Jan 06, 2009

Cat house

This "house" took the name from two black cats perched on the roof.At the century end, the owner of this house has been exiled from the Great Guild and they ordered him to turn the cats with their...
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ealgisi
Nov 19, 2007

Cat House

This house with was built in Jugendstil was named after two black cats situated on the roof. Story goes that the owner of the house was thrown out of the Great Guild at the end of the 19th century....
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bijo69
Feb 14, 2007

Cat House - Hell hath no fury like a scorned cat!

The Cat House is so-called because there are two black cats perched on its towers. The black cats have had a very controversial history since they were erected about 100 years ago. First of all the...
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morgenhund
Nov 01, 2005

House of the Cat

The story behind this buildings tells that a Latvian business man was refused a membership of a guild and therefore he went and bought the nearest land to the guildhall and build a house on it. He...
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Blondiina
Jun 23, 2005

Cat House (version I)

I've heard three versions why the Cat House is called so. One of the buildings' which rouse curiosity is this house, only you need to raise your head and look on top. There you can see two cats on the...
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Inguuna
Mar 28, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Cat House

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Sun Museum

My visit to the Sun Museum was on the advise of the proprietor of the Hostel in which I was staying...so I decided to go along and see what it was like...I must confess although only a small museum...
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Bastion Hill

This small hill within what is now called Bastion Hill Park (Bastejkalns) is an artificial hill created between 1857 to 1863 when the city ramparts were dismantled after the Crimea War. By this stage,...
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Freedom Monument

While it is not the largest monument in Riga (the Soviet Victory Monument takes that honour, by a long shot), the modernist Freedom Monument, dominating the view as you head east along Brivibas iela...
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House of Blackheads

Without doubt the colourful House of Blackheads, a Gothic building with a Dutch Renaissance façade, is the greatest crowd puller and most photographed building in Riga. The current reincarnation of...
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Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Thankfully most of us have not lived in situations where we have been oppressed for most of our lives. We have not had our freedom taken away by tyrannical regimes, been incarcerated or exiled for...
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Museum of Natural History

The Natural History Museum have got permanent exhibitions on four floors. There are no signs in English , but at the entrance you will get a map of the museum in English. 2nd floor: There is a geology...
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