House of Dannenstern
National Architectural Monument,
Mārstaļu Street 21
House of Dannenstern is one of the most impressive examples of the baroque style architecture. It consists of three mutually connected blocks – the main block at the street and two others bending at the courtyard, all connected by a driving passage. The main block is a two-storey building with an attic, a basement, and five attic floors built into the roof.
The author of baroque style portals is sculptor Dietrich Valter. The house was built in 1696 and used to be the largest private house in Riga. The owner of the house was the merchant from Holland, Ernest Metsu, who owned more than 150 ships and who was granted the title: “von Dannenstern” by the King of Sweden.