"Brotherhood of the Blackheads" House of the Blackheads Tip by pure1942

House of the Blackheads, Tallinn: 18 reviews and 41 photos

Tallinn's Old Town has many beautiful carved wooden doorways but the most famous is undoubtably the door of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads building on Pikk St. The Blackheads were unmarried merchants who formed a guild in Tallinn in 1399 and moved into the building on Pikk in 1517. As well as the beautifully painted carved door the building also displays impressive stone carvings on its' facade. The carvings on the door and facade represent Tallinn's partners in the Hanseatic League, King Sigismund III and Queen Anna and the the Blackheads coat of arms bearing a picture of St. Mauritius, The patron saint of the brotherhood.
The Brotherhood Building is closed to the public except for occasional public concerts.

Address: Pikk Tanav 24
Directions: From Raekoja Plats go north onto Pikk and turn right ubntil you reach no. 24

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 21, 2008
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