Risiera di San Sabba, Trieste
(4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Built in 1913, Risiera di San Sabba served as a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, and is now a civic museum. As a concentration camp, the building was a detention center and the site of executions of political prisoners. Now, you can tour the structure, see the holding cells, and view historical objects, such as a leaded stick used to subdue prisoners. There are also graphic photos and displays with English translations. See Risiera di San Sabba and all Trieste has to offer by arranging your trip with our Trieste vacation trip planner.
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  • We visited this place with our boys because it was an important step on our way to Trieste. I can confirm the absolute necessity and importance of this place. I need a couple of hours for the visit. Is essential to better understand the site and the disaster that was perpetrated you take the audio guides at the entrance. I consider fundamental and essential point of listening visit testimonials because far more important than many words. I need 2 max 3 hours (depending on the time spent in the testimonials). Nearby there is parking very convenient to two big supermarkets.
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  • I wanted to come back after many years to "risiera di San Saba". Only the entrance with this cold aisle, made from reinforced concrete walls with a great height, invites you to enter into something that we must never forget. The audio guides are well done and they bring you inside the Museum with a description of all the salt and as you can imagine using this concentration camp. The last room that is the Museum of San Saba is made by boards with explanations of pictures and plenty of TVs with the testimonies of the survivors. Is completely invisible hearing all these testimonials out loud as if there were a group of people talking and recounting their experiences. Visiting a concentration camp and difficult, though necessary to understand and see what really happened. The architect who rebuilt la risiera is outstanding. He managed to reconstruct the partially destroyed by German soldiers, who destroyed part for leave no trace on the atrocities committed. Succeeded with different materials to see mentally the visitor ovens and chambers of the dead. A masterpiece. For my part I recommend everyone visiting Trieste to visit this museum.
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  • Spectral and awesome brings the stories of those who were murdered within its walls. A place that you can't forget.
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  • A must visit in Trieste, if only to pay your respects to our shared past.
  • Must see if you're visiting Trieste.
  • BERNARD VELNIC WAS IN THE SAN SABO CAMP IN 1958 AS AREFUGI AND MAGRITED TO AUSTRALIA IN 1959
  • Very sobering visit to this historical location. For those that don't speak much Italian, it's worthwhile to read the English hand out on their website. We took it with us and it helped contextualize the things we were seeing. There is limited parking in the area as is true in most of Italy. Parking in the Familia parking lot, going down the stairs and around the corner to the left will ensure you arrive in the right location. Our GPS didn't do a great job finding the location which is why we parked and asked.
  • very emotional... they often have interesting exhibitions.