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KGB Building, Riga

4.2
#2 of 109 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. PutKGB 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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  • The visit to the KGB building is very interesting. Our tourguide was very knowledgable about the events and presented the tour in very good English. The tour was very impressive and the information...  more »
  • I went here with my friends and we really liked the exhibition but we personally think that there were many more things that they could add to make this a "must see" place full of history.  more »
  • All our family found this tour really informative and interesting. Our guide spoke excellent English and was able to answer all questions in the group. The tour is about an hour long. Recommend!  more »

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