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Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014

Brivibas iela 61, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 20 258 881
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TOP IN RIGA

Never I visited a place where all was like old and with out interference from the original... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
accabacca
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Rome, Italy
Really well done

This place had a great way of communicating the story of the KGB in Riga and the tour was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David C
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“guided tour” (159 reviews)
“execution room” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Brivibas iela 61, Riga 1010, Latvia
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+371 20 258 881
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"guided tour"
in 159 reviews
"interrogation rooms"
in 38 reviews
"execution room"
in 35 reviews
"corner house"
in 41 reviews
"execution chamber"
in 19 reviews
"exercise yard"
in 19 reviews
"free exhibition"
in 15 reviews
"soviet history"
in 13 reviews
"english speaking tour"
in 8 reviews
"a real eye opener"
in 10 reviews
"eye opening"
in 16 reviews
"sobering experience"
in 8 reviews
"small exhibition"
in 11 reviews
"recent history"
in 22 reviews
"soviet rule"
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"cold war"
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"the ground floor"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Never I visited a place where all was like old and with out interference from the original situation- You can understand very well the terrible situation ...

Thank accabacca
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place had a great way of communicating the story of the KGB in Riga and the tour was definitely worth paying for. The time spent there gave us a real insight into Riga and its history.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Need to arrange your visit to fit in with the guided tour as without the tour you can only see a small part of the museum. Would definitely recommend a visit. Very informative of the soviet occupation of Latvia.

Thank Neil S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Regretfully I didn't get to the cells; however the free exhibition is good. A lot of reading, but good. Also a brilliant AV with interviews of people who were interrogated. Though much simpler, much better than the House of Terror in Budapest.

Thank scmp79
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading all the great TA reviews I decided to give this a try. My tour group was simply too large as we all could not fit in the same room as the guide and could not hear him. The guide was excellent and shared...More

Thank mnbob2012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a non-descript building off the beaten Old Town track. The guided tour brings you into the interrogation rooms, prison cells, execution chambers used by the KGB during their reign of terror. The guide was well informed but he was inclined to ask us...More

Thank DeclanOBrien
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The initial exhibition is free but can't recommend highly enough, paying the money for the tour around the cells and basement. Our guide was lovely, didn't rush us, gave us plenty of time to look around and her English was excellent. She captivated us with...More

Thank Gail F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its only worth visiting with the guide but our english speaking guide was excellent. Most impressive 'museum' that i visited in years...

1  Thank Wouter P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour is a must for people still finding anything good in dictatorial regimes. The guide‘s matter-of-fact way of presenting the horrors of how people were destroyed inside this place made the experience even more palpable. Thank you so much for the tour and...More

2  Thank FancyTravelling
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guide took us through it all and was great at telling the stories behind it how a KGB office was used in Riga.

Thank Stefan V
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Gail F
28 March 2018|
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Response from bashfulthing | Reviewed this property |
I’m not too sure as we just turned up on the day and paid at the front desk for a tour.
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Hayley S
11 January 2018|
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Response from Rain028 | Reviewed this property |
Ğertrūdes iela is the nearest tram stop.
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chris2f_ff
4 January 2018|
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Response from Rain028 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Chris2f_ff, the tour is not suitable for 8 years old. Please check the KGB tour guidelines.
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