Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014, Riga

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Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014 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. Put Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014 and other Riga attractions into our Riga tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Getting tickets for the English tour is the best way to get the most of this but the tour is great either way to understand the oppression wrought by the KGB. The only way these things don't happen ag...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Road work has revealed a secret tunnel that runs under the street from the KGB building across to the other side. Don't wait long - the road should be filled in again pretty soon.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The tour was informative and quite chilling.....our guide spoke excellent English and shared many insights into recent history. It is defintely worth taking the tour - the exhibition and film in the h...  more »

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