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KGB Building, Riga

4.2
#1 of 107 in Museums in Latvia
KGB Building 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. PutKGB Building into our Riga sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We make it a must when visiting Cities, to check out any offering of their history. This indeed was very informative, the guide was exceptional in her delivery of the historical facts. The tour was...  more »
  • We waited for the tour which was well worth the money! Very interesting and knowledgeable guide! Shocking and sobering experience but this history must never be forgotten so that it never gets...  more »
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