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More interesting than I expected

I thought the forts would be boring. What could be interesting, if you are not into war history... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Aušrinė J
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subterranean labyrinth and bunkers of Tsar times

For the first time visited forts, despite multiple visits to Liepaya. “Karosta cietums” (prison... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
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Jatnieku iela 25, Liepaja 3401, Latvia
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

I thought the forts would be boring. What could be interesting, if you are not into war history? But everybody kept mentioning them and my boyfriend really wanted to go, so I agreed. Besides, there is not much else to do in Liepaja. At first...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aušrinė J
Reviewed September 25, 2018

For the first time visited forts, despite multiple visits to Liepaya. “Karosta cietums” (prison) was closed as we came here after 7pm in June (they have opening hours on their website). Otherwise we would start with seeing the prison. It was very windy and cold...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

There are two sections of forts, the northern section and a more southern section, closer to the long pier. Out of the two, the northern section is showcasing more fortification ruins. It is a bit trickier to get to. We took a Taxify ride from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Isa-Francis
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Wonderful view to fully wild beach. Plus - Baltic see is taking over slowly this coast. Forts are from beginning of 19th century

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Egita28
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Such a fascinating area, with ruins scattered over the beach, just reminds you a bit of the engineering of the past and stories of past conquerors. Go there by bike from town, the ride is worth it!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank FarrellX
Reviewed July 29, 2018

strange and interesting place to see, remembering of the cold war and Soviet Union, old ruins and forts... be careful when walking around

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place for walking, climbing on the ruins and learning history of Liepaja and the place. Absolutely worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Spent the afternoon exploring the ruins of the old coastal fort. A nice way to spend the time along the beach.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Patrick J
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Amazing views, chilling reminders of the past era, beautiful beaches, scenic and overwhelming in all aspects. A number one spot for history lovers and those who want to witness how massive the force of nature is against man-made creations.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Egle Z
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Walking through whole is really worth trying, might be harder for someone whom is not into walking but great experience

Date of experience: June 2018
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March 25, 2017|
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Response from JanisLatvia | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I don't know, whether you can get an individual guided tour. You can try to speak about this with people, who are doing guided tours for groups. Maybe they will provide you with some information, if they are not doing... More
Olafs O
March 15, 2016|
Response from Dreadnought1988 |
Yes, email would be more convenient. I hope my email reached you.
March 9, 2016|
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Response from Olafs O | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The legends mostly are like rumors, kept passed from one person to another. I could try remember some, but not now, as I am at work now. Would You be interested in stories about Northern Forts or any Liepaja Urban... More