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 into our Riga sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is place is freeky, have been there once, but unfortunatelly bacement were closed. Couple of years ago there was a scandal with maniken that was on the rope, was very similar to Putin.. After thi...  more »
  • More a memorable experience than a pleasure. A real eye opener to what happened under occupation and what liberation actually meant. Young tour guide on his first day and he was excellent. Only 5 Euro...  more »
  • Arrived at 10am - you enter through a small door on the front corner of the building into the ticket office There are tours in most languages but check the times - cost €5 per adult Make sure you get ...  more »

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