Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Salaspils

In a quiet forest sits Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, created in memory of thousands who died in a concentration camp at this site. Menacing dark-gray stone statues represent suffering men, women, and children. A large marble block marks a massive grave while a metronome beats from under the ground, simulating heartbeats. Look for numerous toys scattered around the yard, a reminder of the children who perished here from hunger, cold, and disease. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble and many more Salaspils attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Salaspils online travel route builder .
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  • Informative, quietly. Apparently not very popular among tourists, uncomfortable travel by public transport. Strongly preumenshena tragic events of those times.
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  • Impressive place to visit. You hear a heartbeat, really to get goosebumps. Terrible that on this place so many innocent people have died.
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  • Atmospheric Memorial, not holidays not quite crowded. You can see that they add nothing new, no initiative. But being watched not disintegrated. If you arrive in Riga, I advise you to go here. About things you should know and remember.
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  • Worth a visit and watch the videos in the memorial too. Only thing I wasn't keen on was the exhibition on how they built the memorial, it didn't seem fitting but maybe that's just me.
  • As an object of interest it's a bit dull but taking in consideration what it stands for it really doesn't matter. Though it could be updated in the future with a little bit more useful information on the site.
  • Moving and meditative place ........ the recently placed candies and flowers left in the little cage that forms part of the slab that marks the children's camp had me in tears. Awesome sculptures as well and the wooded surrounds are beautiful. Not for the faint hearted but a very intense experience.
  • Incredible place
  • Very moving place to visit!

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