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Karosta Prison, Liepaja
(4.3/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange your visit to Karosta Prison and discover more family-friendly attractions in Liepaja using our Liepaja vacation generator.
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  • 这是当时惩罚犯有过失的海军官兵的地方,但就监狱不值得专程前往,但是这一片区域组成的历史,还是值得回忆与体验的。 
  • The only military prison in Europe you can visit. You can only visit it with a guide, and there are visits every hour (at least, during Summer). Check updated info. It is a short visit (45 min), in En...  more »
  • My friend and I travelled around Latvia by car for a week and this was definitely the highlight of the trip. We stayed overnight at the prison which is a lot of fun. Juris stayed with us took us on a ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Once-in-a-lifetime must experience, if you're around. Can get a bit rough but it's supposed to be like that
  • I recommend you to visit The Karosta prison. I've been there, it was kind of scary but awesome!
  • It is one of the most amazing places in Latvia! Don't miss it!
  • Interesting and scaring the place!
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