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Exciting, impressive, advisable ... Do not miss it

A visit to the darkest history of humanity... It will speak to you, and to your heart. You will... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
fmercade
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Barcelona, Spain
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Powerful memorial

It's impressive to see how, years after it was built, the landscape seems to have grown around it... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
katiedJ1465GM
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A visit to the darkest history of humanity... It will speak to you, and to your heart. You will feel in Salaspils Memorial that "the earth moans behind those walls."

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

It's impressive to see how, years after it was built, the landscape seems to have grown around it making it seem like part of the natural area. The sculptures are imposing but also manage to be sensitive at the same time. The exhibition is informative...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank katiedJ1465GM
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

To see and think about humanity. Take your own conclusions. But sure you will be hardly impacted. Beautiful place to visit. Impossible being indiferent.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank fmercade
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Recommending this site for everyone. Stopping statues, beating rocks and childrens toys can be found from here. Sad, but important place to remember and make sure nothing like this will never happen again. The site has big statues, like 'mother', 'exhausted', 'solidarity' etc. There is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank lottasyv
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a unique site as there are very few people here. It provides a different take on the place from the Soviet perspective focusing on Soviet lives lost. The Soviet era statues are amazing and the beat of the metronome is eerie. We hired...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lovestotravel_8
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

It's an excellent destination if you want to develop better understanding of history in this part of the world. The statues were amazingly done, including the exhibit hall, however they were in the process of renovation so we didn't see the complete exhibit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kokopineda
Reviewed May 15, 2018

This is a tasteful tribute to the fate of those who lost their liberty, and in many cases their lives, at this and similar Nazi concentration camps. The architecture is imposing, but not bombastic, being nicely integrated with the wooded surroundings. There are some huge...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank tripbeetle
Reviewed May 4, 2018

frightening but actual picture of the nazi prison can be seen in this memorial trying to understand why it actually happened is another question by itself

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 94,412,345
Reviewed April 22, 2018

I drove out here in early evening. The place was fairly easy to drive too but I can imagine it would be a little trickier via public transport as it is in the middle of the forest. There isn't lots at the site, but that...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Matt_thompson_87
Reviewed March 29, 2018

I made my way out to this memorial by train from central station getting off at Salaspils. There is a helpful tourist office opposite the station who told me how to get to the memorial. There is a bus stop outside and you take the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank kingdomDublin
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1 hr is sufficient to walk around and visit the museum.
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