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Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014

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Surprising and disturbing

This is an interesting insight into the impact of being a soviet state has had on this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Riga, Latvia
Not for the faint hearted

We had read of this place before arriving in Riga so wandered up on our first day only to find that... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an interesting insight into the impact of being a soviet state has had on this independently minded nation. The period Latvia was part of the USSR was brutal and this museum makes that abundantly clear. It is well worth booking the basement tour,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was looking forward to a visit here. On a lovely snowing morning we meandered our way from the old town to find it 'temporarily' closed? Nothing about the sign looks temporary?

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pjdel
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We had read of this place before arriving in Riga so wandered up on our first day only to find that it didn’t open until later in the day (Wednesday). It is a little way from the Old Town but within reasonable walking distance. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank 93emma
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This was the place that Latvian folks avoided and used to the tallest building. I think this is cool

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wander_Lust1969
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

A very innocuous looking building on the corner of a street. The shame for us was that it was our last day and all the tours were already full. Would have liked to experience it. The exhibition inside however is free and excellent. Really interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Barry_Manchester
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Important to visit in order to understand present day Latvia. Not for the faint-hearted but we owe it to all those that suffered to remember their fate and promise not to let the dark forces return.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kattullus
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The museum itself is small and interesting, but the best thing to do is to take the tour, which you can book in advance. The tour gets you into the heart of the building where you can actually see the cells and interrogation rooms. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Roseannesh
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Besides the exhibition, the KGB building is offering guided tours, which I would recommend to do! Even though those aren't for free as the exhibition, its worth it to spend 4€ (student) or 6 € (adult) pp. There are way more insights shared by a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed September 29, 2018

I believe this will close soon but I write a review in case it stays open. This is an outstanding museum. The reviewer who write about seeing this in 10 minutes was referring only to the exhibition at the entrance (which I think merits more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sauna_Boss
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Must do in Riga! Valuable experience, living history and really good guidance. Must be experienced in place before it is gone :-(

Date of experience: September 2018
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Gail F
March 28, 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.
Hayley S
January 11, 2018|
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Response from Rain028 | Reviewed this property |
Ğertrūdes iela is the nearest tram stop.
January 4, 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.