Only for some pictures.. nice building.. In the center of the old city ao it is unlikely that you will see it.
Basically a house with a cat on the top. If you zoom in you can notice that the cat looks angry and the myth say that some guy put it there as the revenge his rejection of joining some powerful guild. Its not something spectacular, but you will soon notice the cat symbol is famous in riga and i think... More
As a cat lover I found this story very nice. Things about cats can be seen around the city. Although I did not see a real cat anywhere.
Nice to walk by during a city tour. Don't miss to watch the big cats at the roof: if you don't know that it's this house concerned, you might miss to see it. In my view it's not extremely worthful to go there only for this, but as almost everything is closeby in Riga, it's advisable to watch it when... More
It is just a house with the cats' figures on the top, but nice to see it, e.g. from Liviu Square, sipping some local beer (there are some excellent beers to be tasted in Riga). Far more interesting is the building of the Bourse next to it, but it is one of the characteristic landmarks with some funny story about... More
The Cat House has an interesting story attached to it, which I'm sure you've heard or read already. As a tourist site, it's ok. The building is yellow, done in Art Nouveau with a cat on the left and right side. It's nothing special, but of course, I took a picture since I was there!
If you don't have a tour book or are on a guided tour this place will have little meaning other than the cat's sitting on the roof. Luckily my wife had a tour book so we were able to make more sense out of the building.
This yellow Art Nouveau building is a popular image of Riga for its feline statues. The story goes that the merchant wanted to become a member of the Great Guild. But this was refused, because you had to be German to become a member and he was Latvian. In retaliation he put 2 statues of black cats, with their tails... More
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