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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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  • Oppressive a place great for sliding the guide is just downstairs after the credits as the wonder of human cruelty.
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  • Dark place, with a terrible history. A must-see if you are in Riga. The tour is really worth the money since you barely see anything else. During the interesting tour you get to hear all the stories and places to see. Very impressive and only a few euros.
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  • an exciting part of the Riga history is taught, the visit to the Museum is probably more meaningful with a guided tour
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