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“The story is good”
Review of Cat House

Cat House
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USD 9.27*
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Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
Ranked #39 of 278 things to do in Riga
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Owner description: 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 straight up to finish the insult.
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The history is interesting butthe place itslef is just a building with a statue of a cat on top - cute yes, quick photo op before you move onto the next thing

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Eddie072_11
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"old town"
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"art nouveau building"
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"interesting history"
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"the main square"
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"legend"
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We were looking for that cat on the roof with my friend - that cat is like symbol of Riga in lots of photos!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

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 ..... !

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank RichardL5670
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

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 symbol of his grudge against his members. Later, the cats were turned.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank pcelica1
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Two cats on the roof. That is what is special about this House in jugend style. Not brother If you are not in the area.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank birtel831
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