Karosta Prison, Liepaja

Take your day to the extreme at Karosta Prison, where you can experience behind bars via guided tour or, if you're up for it, first-hand. Once a death-row confinement prison that no one escaped from, today the site replicates the atmosphere from tsarist times. Damp rooms where the inmates spent their days offer insight into their lives, and you can walk around the offices and the canteen. The museum has received international fame for its quirky tourist offer: spend the night in a cell and be treated like a prisoner. Choose your type of torture and get to be verbally abused, punished, and haunted by the spirits of ex-convicts during the wee hours. Put Karosta Prison and other Liepaja attractions into our Liepaja day trip planning app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Stayed at the prison. Good fun but wasn't able to do the extreme night without having at least 10 people. The organization of the reservation was a bit confusing. Told to be there 3 different times. M...  more »
  • This is the place what changed during the last years a lot. There are a lot of new offers today. You can take a tour (different languages are offered), you can have a coffee, beer or full meal. It is ...  more »
  • We like) an interesting excursion to the guardhouse) Lead by Chambers, one even shut down without light))) has a small museum with exhibits and personal belongings of employees.
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  • Great tour with and was really interesting. Well worth the price
  • We had an awesome time and brilliant experiants at this prison. Well done Braliukas !!!
  • Interesting place. Guided tours starts at every hour, no mater how much visitors arrived. You can choose english, russian or latvian tour's language. Also there is souvenir shop, buffet, and even hotel, if you want to stay for the night at one of prison's cells. I recommend to visit. 10/10
  • Great guide and a very specific atmosphere, worth visiting!
  • This is a really unusual experience and we highly recommend it. The brave can stay overnight and be treated as prisoners but we contented ourselves with a video and tour. The tour guide speaks three languages and does an excellent if rather rapid talk in English. He was very knowledgeable indeed and it is well worth listening to his account of life in Latvia under various hostile regimes. Go and learn! There is a little cafe that does snacks and the site has things to catch the imagination of children.

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