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“Strange in the best way”
Review of Cat House

Cat House
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US$101.19*
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Private Tour of Riga
Ranked #23 of 225 things to do in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Strange in the best way”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Look for this building. It is strange in the best possible way! A perfect spot for some nice pictures in Riga.

Visited April 2014
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“Easily missed if you don't look up”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We decided to check the Cat House off our list toward the end of our day in Riga and discovered we had already passed it a few times. Interesting house and story, so make a point to notice it when you're there. Apparently, the Cat House cat is a symbol of Riga, judging from its popularity in the souvenir stores.

Visited July 2014
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County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Quirky but not amazing”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

My friends and I just got a map from the tourist shop and found our own way around, which wasn't difficult. You basically just pass this by - it's not amazing but it's a quirky kind of thing to see while you make your way around elsewhere.

Visited August 2013
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Keep your head up”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

If you know the story behind - it is really keen to see those black cats. But sometimes it appears, that you have already visited them without even knowing - when I decided to find this house, map showed, that I had passed that building several times already.

Visited June 2014
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“Cat House Riga”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

interesting house followed up with intriguing story. located in the old part near the Powder Tower and St.Peter's Church.

Visited April 2014
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