Karosta Prison, Liepaja

Take your day to the extreme at Karosta Prison, where you can experience behind bars via guided tour or, if you're up for it, first-hand. Once a death-row confinement prison that no one escaped from, today the site replicates the atmosphere from tsarist times. Damp rooms where the inmates spent their days offer insight into their lives, and you can walk around the offices and the canteen. The museum has received international fame for its quirky tourist offer: spend the night in a cell and be treated like a prisoner. Choose your type of torture and get to be verbally abused, punished, and haunted by the spirits of ex-convicts during the wee hours. Put Karosta Prison and other Liepaja attractions into our Liepaja day trip planning app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • As prisons are not my favourite attractions I asume that this place is rather attraction for boys and fans of Soviet times  more »
  • Good evening. A very unusual and interesting excursion - 5 degrees I recommend. You can even stay the night for the especially brave))
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  • A guided tour felt rushed, probably due to the fact that the guide had to speak both Latvian and English. A group was way too big (guessing 30 people) to actually be able to walk around the rooms and see all the exhibitions..within the 3min given time. Our guest left the tour after 10min, just didn't find it enjoyable at all and the rooms were stuffy.
  • A pretty fun experience, I'd say! I stayed over one night with some friends and it was quite interesting. One of them even claims he might have heard a ghost! They give you a wooden plank and a mattress to sleep on the floor, so the experience is quite immersive and not as uncomfortable as you'd think. We opted out of the extreme experience since it seemed to be quite literally EXTREME, but hey, go for it if that's your thing. The food was quite good and the portions were generous, but I wouldn't expect a lot of variety or choices. The staff is super friendly and the tour of the prison is both fun and informative, so I quite recommend it. Would visit again (Hopefully I will).
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