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KGB Building, Riga

4.1
#1 of 106 in Museums in Latvia
KGB Building keeps dark secrets of interrogations, torture, and the executions of thousands. Set foot in the dark hallways of the former secret police headquarters, or "the house on the corner," as the locals called it between 1940 and 1991 during Soviet rule. Visit a stark prison cell, outfitted with only a pallet to sleep on and a window that lets in a small ray of light. Personal effects that prisoners took with them on a journey without return, such as a teddy bear or a bit sand from their spouse's grave, make the exhibits hauntingly real. Keep in mind that, while you can access part of the museum on your own, you'll need to join a tour to see others. Check the website in advance for English-language tour times. Put KGB Building into our Riga sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Visited with sister on a whim to fill some time up. So glad we did. Omg what a place this is. Everything just gives you a real understanding and feeling Of how these people operated They were cruel an...  more »
  • We had booked the English-language tour 2 days earlier via the Internet. The tour takes an hour and this is just right. The guide enthusiastically told (sometimes a little too fast) but it was worth it
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