Small & Great Guild Hall

Riga, Latvia

During the centuries of German economic domination, the guilds were Riga's power brokers. The former, dating from 1384, was the home of the merchants, while the latter held the city's artisans. These slightly different audiences are reflected in the respective usage of the buildings today: while the Great Guild is home to the Latvian Symphony Orchestra, its smaller cousin hosts conferences and the occasional disco. The Small Guild is now also open to the public during the day for a small admission fee of 1Ls.

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Amatu iela 3-5, Riga, Latvia
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Founded: 1384
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Latvia
Historical period: State of the Teutonic Order (Latvia)

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Fjodors Koldovs (18 months ago)
Visited several times, a nice looking building and inside historical things You can find
Valters Dāvids Ostrovskis (2 years ago)
Very fancy and appropriate place for political events. Service was one of the best I’ve seen
Sintija Kipluka (2 years ago)
Great place for concerts or balls. Well restored architecture.
Baiba Berzina (2 years ago)
Very beautiful place. Looks renovated with all small details that give some insights about history of Riga and place itself. Could not take eyes away from beautiful interior decorations and paintings.
Matt Pierson (2 years ago)
In and of itself this building is beautiful but a little understated. However, as part of a larger scene of the whole square it fits in beautifully. That square was gorgeous and they must see if you are traveling through Riga.
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