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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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  • Firstly, to describe just how much of a moron one would need to be in order to describe this as 'boring', or rate it as terrible. Secondly, to describe the horrors held within what was ironically once...  more »
  • Not the easiest place to find but you must go and see this place of sad history. BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE, for the English tour, unless of course you speak Latvian. Chilling, moving, so sad. Thankfully...  more »
  • The Museum part is a bit small and contains the essential side information but is already an idea of the history of the city. The part visit cells, while interesting, although this is in English and a bit difficult to understand at times, is gloomy, grim and does no want to stay too long
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