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Cat House
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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 15 September 2013

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 you walk by.

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

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 its construction as a background.

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

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!

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Nice story about the Cat House :-) ask for it from some local people so I don't destroy it... We bought a nice aquarel painting of the house with the cat on top. Enjoy your stay in Riga!

Thank Susanna Viveka B
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

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.

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