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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  • Came early on weekdays and it turned out that the Museum is closed. Open from 12.00. The child was interesting going in the yard of the prison. The main display is located inside the building and we didn't hit, so I can't say anything.
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  • Yeah, this is one experience that you can’t get anywhere else. Little bit creepy but that is no problem because you will enjoy this place anyways. Great stuff by the way!  more »
  • Here you can get a guided tour with a tale about. It differs from Horsens, because you get an offer to experience prison "live" the night here as a prisoner. The last I refused, because the prison already seemed rather creepy and I did not want to be woken up in the middle of the night. But if others have more courage than me. ...
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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 !!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Interesting place to visit when in Liepoja
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