Small Guild (Maza Gilde) Tours and Activities
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Designed by architect J.D. Felsko in a neo-Gothic style, Riga's Small Guild (Mazā ģilde) stands in the center of the Old City on Livu Square. Built between 1864 and 1866, the building features Italian mosaic flooring and stained glass windows with portraits of craftsmen and benefactors. The doors and window boxes are embellished with sayings in gothic letters.
The Small Guild, also known as the Guild of St. John, was a fraternity of master craftsmen in Riga from the 14th to the early 20th century. The Small Guild building stood alongside the Great Guild Hall, which brought together Riga merchants and writers. The interior was restored from 1999 to 2000 based on photographs from the 19th century. Today, the building functions as a cultural and folk art center and is home to a variety of cultural organizations. It is used for concerts, meetings and other festive events.
The Small Guild is located in the heart of Riga’s Old City, on Livu Square, and is easily accessible on foot from many tourist hotels. It is also walking distance from Riga’s central train station. It is open to the public weekdays for a small admission fee.
Address: 3/5 Amatu Street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Get to know Riga’s Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, and view the city’s historical highpoints. As you stroll from sight to sight, hear about the city’s past as a mighty seaport during the Middle Ages, and enjoy photo stops at the prettiest medieval landmarks, such as the Old Guild House, Powder Tower and magnificent House of the Blackheads. Learn about the Riga’s role as a member of the powerful Hanseatic League between the 1400s and 1600s, and discover must-sees such as St Peter’s Church and the Swedish Gate.
Taking safety measures
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Small Guild (Maza Gilde) hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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