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“A quirky little gem”
Review of Cat House

Cat House
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USD 9.54*
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Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
Ranked #41 of 324 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 10 December 2017

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 house, but remember to look up and you will be rewarded! A quirky little gem, but not worth going out of way for

Thank Jellybellydancer
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Make sure you stop by when walking around Old Riga! And research the history behind the cat on top of the roof :D

Thank Marla7
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Despite the funny name, and no, it is not a "cathouse", it is a really good looking building. The history of the cats is even better. So, give it a try.

Thank Wilmar186
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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

Thank Eddie072_11
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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!

Thank Giedre G
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