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The story behind this unique architecture tells of its Latvian owner who was denied membership in the powerful Great Guild; to show his displeasure, he built two cat sculptures on his roof with their backsides facing the Guild and their tails...more
All reviews great guild funny story snails yellow building nice story rear end guild hall old town blue sky pretty building art nouveau building lovely square interesting history the main square powder tower souvenir shops walking tour
I love buildings with stories, I love cats. So what more can I ask than one which brings them together. One of the most beautiful well preserved art nouveau buildings in Riga. Bought a lot of souvenirs to remind me of it.
The cat perched on the roof turrets of this house remind me very much of my own little kitties at home, with its bum in the air pointing towards the House of the Blackheads from which the owner was allegedly rejected. Whatever the history of...More
In the old town and worth stopping by while sight seeing. Not much to see other than a cat on the roof - but the history of the cat, its raised tail originally pointing over other merchants' property but later turned around to buy favour...More
As a cat lover, this was one of the things I really wanted to see in Old Riga. Found it very easily, big yellow building not far from the Powder Tower. Just keep looking up :D There is an amusing little story that goes along...More
Looking between the streets and getting lost in the city, this beautiful house appears, with the two cats on top of it, the story is very interesting in relation to the cats and the house, but what you can not miss is the beauty of...More