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Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014

Brivibas iela 61, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 20 258 881
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Fascinating tour of the KGB Prison Cells

Arrived and all of the tours were sold out for the day, so we were able to book an English tour of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer G
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Cairo, Egypt
an important memorial to the victims of tyranny

Located in one of the art nouveau buildings in Latvia's capital, the KGB Corner House museum... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BetsyNABC
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Glens Falls, New York
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Brivibas iela 61, Riga 1010, Latvia
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"guided tour"
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"interrogation rooms"
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"execution room"
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"corner house"
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"execution chamber"
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"exercise yard"
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"free exhibition"
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"english speaking tour"
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"soviet history"
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"dark history"
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"eye opening"
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"small exhibition"
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"a real eye opener"
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"sobering experience"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Arrived and all of the tours were sold out for the day, so we were able to book an English tour of the cell blocks for the next day. We were glad that we did. Our guide was excellent! He was informative as well as...More

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Located in one of the art nouveau buildings in Latvia's capital, the KGB Corner House museum provides stark evidence of our capacity to commit great crimes. This museum is best appreciated with a guided tour. Once given your pink slip, a facsimile of the type...More

Thank BetsyNABC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I was born in Latvia but "escaped" in 1944 when my father was being hunted by the Russians for deportation to Siberia, it was important for me to visit this site. My father's sister was not so fortunate & was deported to Siberia. As...More

Thank TravellingB700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the KGB museum, and was met by lots of terrible stories. We added a guided tour, and I can really recommend that. Got to see the cells, interrogation-rooms, execution area as well as lots of information. Even heard that the museum is gonna shut...More

Thank Rune M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last tour was in Latvian so was only able visit some ex hits which gave part free quick view, worth a stop.

Thank OntarioCanuck1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An super interesting exhibition about scary and important historical events. Could really recommend a visit! Everyone should see this kind of things to get an understanding and feeling of real horror. +++++

Thank thelightbringer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a guided tour (about 75 mins) of the KGB building. You can see the horror and the dark history of the place , and feel it from the greem interior. The place , together with the information , gives you an insight to...More

1  Thank mich-b_il
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located about 20 mins walk from the old town, I arrived at 1015am on a Sat in time for their 1030am tour in English. Entry to a small exhibition is free, however to see the majority of the place you need a ticket (€5). On...More

Thank nick164
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great guide for our tour, he had experience as a Soviet prison guard so this really helps you get into it. The story being told isnt the most happy but it is definately one that cannot be forgotten. The building is pretty...More

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all a warning. Without the tour the visit could be disappointing. The permanent exhibition is quite small and consists mostly of pictures. The tour however is very impressive. This is mostly due to the fact that the building is untouched. It's not a...More

Thank Rhymer1980
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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.
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Hayley S
12 January 2018|
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Response from Rain028 | Reviewed this property |
Ğertrūdes iela is the nearest tram stop.
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chris2f_ff
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.
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