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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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  • What happened inside this beautiful building is utterly horrific. As everyone else has shared, it's worth booking in advance for a tour either in person or online (10.30am/1.30/4.30pm daily for Englis...  more »
  • Really an extremely interesting visit that exceeded my expectations, but it is a must to visit the guided tour that provides an access to a large part of the House. God we had was a young guy who was very well prepared, good at English and genuinely interested in learning more about the man asked. It is difficult to describe this kind of experience, but I recommend everyone to take a chance, we learned a lot!
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  • The guided tour is cruelly good, easily worth 5 euros. Exciting information and history of the building, the guide was passionate about telling
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