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Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014

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Not for the faint hearted

We had read of this place before arriving in Riga so wandered up on our first day only to find that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Looks Mean

This was the place that Latvian folks avoided and used to the tallest building. I think this is cool

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Brivibas iela 61, Riga 1010, Latvia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had read of this place before arriving in Riga so wandered up on our first day only to find that it didn’t open until later in the day (Wednesday). It is a little way from the Old Town but within reasonable walking distance. We...More

2  Thank 93emma
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the place that Latvian folks avoided and used to the tallest building. I think this is cool

Thank Wander_Lust1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very innocuous looking building on the corner of a street. The shame for us was that it was our last day and all the tours were already full. Would have liked to experience it. The exhibition inside however is free and excellent. Really interesting...More

Thank Barry_Manchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Important to visit in order to understand present day Latvia. Not for the faint-hearted but we owe it to all those that suffered to remember their fate and promise not to let the dark forces return.

Thank kattullus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself is small and interesting, but the best thing to do is to take the tour, which you can book in advance. The tour gets you into the heart of the building where you can actually see the cells and interrogation rooms. We...More

Thank Roseannesh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides the exhibition, the KGB building is offering guided tours, which I would recommend to do! Even though those aren't for free as the exhibition, its worth it to spend 4€ (student) or 6 € (adult) pp. There are way more insights shared by a...More

1  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe this will close soon but I write a review in case it stays open. This is an outstanding museum. The reviewer who write about seeing this in 10 minutes was referring only to the exhibition at the entrance (which I think merits more...More

Thank Sauna_Boss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must do in Riga! Valuable experience, living history and really good guidance. Must be experienced in place before it is gone :-(

Thank 199svensson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't classify it as "entertaining" place, however you should visit it, if you really want to learn something about the reality of live in Soviet occupied "independent" countries. Perhaps it is difficult to believe in everything you can see and hear here, especially if...More

Thank CoventryCrusader
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was OK, not a must do if you haven’t got time. We got to see the exhibition for free as the guided tour was booked up. It was very informative, but less of an exhibitoon. You could easily walk through in 10 min (I...More

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Gail F
29 March 2018|
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Response from bashfulthing | Reviewed this property |
I’m not too sure as we just turned up on the day and paid at the front desk for a tour.
Hayley S
12 January 2018|
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Response from Rain028 | Reviewed this property |
Ğertrūdes iela is the nearest tram stop.
5 January 2018|
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Response from Rain028 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Chris2f_ff, the tour is not suitable for 8 years old. Please check the KGB tour guidelines.