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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
When my wife first suggested we go visit a Cathouse when in Riga, I thought she had lost it. Of course, I thought she was suggesting we visit a brothel which is what I thought a cathouse was. But no, this is actually a house...More
The cat on the top of this building is a symbol of Riga, but actually there is not much to see. Just have a look, take a picture if you have a proper lene, and that's it. Buy a picture or magnet in eny souvenir...More
As the owner of a black cat myself, I was keen to see this building while we were exploring Old Riga. Unless you know the story and are looking out for it, it would be easy to walk past and assume it's just another attractive...More
Not an easy building to find, but when you've heard the story .... well, you've got to, haven't you? It is worth seeing, yes but not especially worth going out of your way for the purpose! Mind, if you're a cat person ..... !
The medieval house with Art Nouveau elements had a wealthy owner who had some disagreement with the Guild in the neighbouring house. Therefore, the tradesman placed two cat statues on his roof with their tails turned towards the house of the Great Guild as a...More