We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Via Giovanni Palatucci 5 | Ingresso Gratuito, 34148, Trieste, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 040 826202
Website
Today
09:00 - 19:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$592.74*
and up
Private Group Tour of Jewish Heritage and History in Trieste
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 990 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Moving, also for kids

The Risiera gives a moving account of a darker world war II period in Triëste. The audio guide is advised and also well to do for kids. The experience is intense, though not too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
HagueKing
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

990 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 77: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The Risiera gives a moving account of a darker world war II period in Triëste. The audio guide is advised and also well to do for kids. The experience is intense, though not too grim.

Helpful?
Thank HagueKing
Province of Lodi, Italy
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I've never seen before a Nazi death camp and, believe me, the feelings of pain and suffering are tangible starting from the main entrance. The XIX century Risiera (factory to work the rice) was used as army barracks and as prison by the German Army after the 1943. A lot of people were collected here before their departure to the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank PeppeinVespa
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This national monument was a death camp. Prisoners were beaten, killed and burned here during WW2. A hidden part of Italy and Trieste's history which is sidelined even today. It is free but make sure that you get the audio tour at 2 euros it really explains so much. Everyone should always do their very best to visit such places... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank HeddyJones
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Very impressed by our visit. Got the audio guide for €2 which was well worth it, although quite. The museum at the end was very well layer out and learned a lot inside. Most things translated to English. Definitely recommend this while in Trieste. We took a bus number 8 from the central station to the stadium near the memorial.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 983kbecks
Paris
Level Contributor
50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The museum has lots of information. The audioguide is very well done and you learn many things. It is not easy to reach but there is a bus from downtown.

Helpful?
1 Thank Parisiannebis
Level Contributor
623 reviews
294 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This was the most worthwhile activity we did while in Trieste. But first, getting there was an adventure. We took an #8 bus there but had no idea where to get off and after engaging five separate people on the bus, we only had to walk back four or five blocks past a stadium and past a large grocery store.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Feenixwest
Virginia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

someone had told us to try and see this and we were so glad we went. A little far out of town so we had to drive but so worth it. Very well done, very somber, but educational.

Helpful?
Thank sp0l
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We walked to this place from central Trieste (about 3 miles away) but you can catch a bus. Do not miss this ex-rice factory/nazi concentration camp/refugee settlement holding camp It's free, which was a real surprise. The lady at the information desk was really helpful and gave us a little guide in English. The rooms were dripping with history. The... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank desertorkid
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

site is classified as an Italian national monument. Being the remains of an old rice de-hulling factory which was used by Nazis as a concentration camp with murders committed. What remains now are the shell of the brick building as the crematoriums were destroyed by the Nazis. The atmosphere of the site cannot be replicated elsewhere. Worth visiting even though... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank bellemonde
Trieste, Italy
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This museum is a great activity for those in Trieste. The place and the history is fascinating. It is accessible and admission is free. The building was used as a concentration camp in Italy in World War II. There are several internal rooms that were used for prison cells. In one of them there is an exhibition where you can... More 

Helpful?
Thank silviocrusso

Travellers who viewed Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba also viewed

Trieste, Province of Trieste
 
Trieste, Province of Trieste
Trieste, Province of Trieste
 

Been to Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?