Great and Small Guild houses in Old Riga, Latvia

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Both Great Guild and Small Guild dates from the 14th century when Riga was a member of Hanseatic League (cities which dominated the trade around the Baltic Sea and North Sea). The Great Guild was for the merchants and the Small Guild was for the craftsmen.

The appearance of the buildings you see today is of later date. The Great Guild was built between 1854 - 57 and today it houses the Latvian State Philharmonic Orchestra. The Small Guild was constructed between 1864 - 1866. Today the building is home of a cultural house, Guild. There are concerts, dances and conferences held here.
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