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.

Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014

Review Highlights

You really need to book the tour to get the most out of this museum. The chilling part of this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
joseph m
Guildford, United Kingdom
A must see for anyone wishing to know about Latvian history

I have been to quite a few similar establishments in various countries that were under communist... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
June A
Surrey, United Kingdom
Read all 1,255 reviews
All photos (701)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour”(178 reviews)
“execution room”(35 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Brivibas iela 61, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 20 258 881
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Riga
from US$23.90
More Info
from US$178.20
More Info
Reviews (1,255)
Filter reviews
852 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsguided tourinterrogation roomsexecution roomcorner houseexecution chamberexercise yardfree exhibitionsoviet historyenglish language toureye openinga real eye openersobering experiencesmall exhibitioncold warrecent historysoviet rulethe ground floor
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 852 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was OK, not a must do if you haven’t got time. We got to see the exhibition for free as the guided tour was booked up. It was very informative, but less of an exhibitoon. You could easily walk through in 10 min (I...More

Thank zecuritas
Reviewed 4 days ago

You really need to book the tour to get the most out of this museum. The chilling part of this place is the cells and torture, execution chambers, which can only be accessed on the tour.Tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable.

Thank joseph m
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been to quite a few similar establishments in various countries that were under communist control and this is by far the most moving and a must see for anyone wishing to understand more about Latvian history. The stories of some of the inmates...More

1  Thank June A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were left very moved after visiting the KGB prison. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English! Certainly not for children. Don’t forget to book your tour online in advance, otherwise you could be hanging around a while!

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 6 days ago

An Amazing passionate Latvian tour guide took us through the building describing every emotion and enconter suffered by the victims of the Communist regime that overthrew Latvia from the 40s to the early 90s. From being obducted on the streets by KGB Spies to admission...More

Thank Power Music M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our guide provided an interesting tour of the building what happened during those times of the KGB. We saw the cells that were used to keep the prisoners and our guide gave us an idea of what was being done to the prisoners.

Thank JayP2993
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting tour of this haunting place the saw tens of thousands of people passing through, a majority to never come back. Great guide that gave insight to the details of the whole process. Highly recommended if in Riga, but be quick as the future of...More

Thank PeterB64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great opportunity to learn about the devastation wreaked by the KGB on the Latvian people, but the facilities, displays and personnel need a lot of work. The two women we encountered at the front desk on two different days acted as if...More

Thank motleytwins
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibition was very interesting, a lot to read about, a lot of real peoples stories. A definite must do before it potentially closes - my only niggle is we were pushed down the free exhibition route and not given the option of the tour...More

Thank Jools1979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An unassuming building from the outside but a wealth of history inside. It’s not for young children due to some of the stories. This is not just history - this is stuff in living memory. The guide was great and gave you a real sense...More

Thank Sharon H
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 113 hotels in Riga
City Hotel Teater
591 reviews
.24 km away
Hotel TIA
185 reviews
.37 km away
Hotel Edvards
124 reviews
.49 km away
Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
2,130 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,168 restaurants in Riga
BEZE Konditoreja Bakery
43 reviews
.04 km away
ID Gourmet
161 reviews
.03 km away
27 reviews
.12 km away
Moltto Wine & Grill
41 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 650 attractions in Riga
Temple of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevskiy
61 reviews
.29 km away
St. Gertrude Old Church
35 reviews
.17 km away
Outlet Bazaar
12 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Gail F
March 28, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Rain028 | Reviewed this property |
Ğertrūdes iela is the nearest tram stop.
January 4, 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Rain028 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Chris2f_ff, the tour is not suitable for 8 years old. Please check the KGB tour guidelines.