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KGB Building, Riga

4.1
#1 of 106 in Museums in Latvia
KGB Building keeps dark secrets of interrogations, torture, and the executions of thousands. Set foot in the dark hallways of the former secret police headquarters, or "the house on the corner," as the locals called it between 1940 and 1991 during Soviet rule. Visit a stark prison cell, outfitted with only a pallet to sleep on and a window that lets in a small ray of light. Personal effects that prisoners took with them on a journey without return, such as a teddy bear or a bit sand from their spouse's grave, make the exhibits hauntingly real. Keep in mind that, while you can access part of the museum on your own, you'll need to join a tour to see others. Check the website in advance for English-language tour times. PutKGB Building into our Riga sightseeing planner and find out whats close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Want to see this, just go there and don’t book online, make sure it’s open when you want to see it anytime of the day, it’s a KGB site and headquarter and still an interesting place to reckon, just...  more »
  • The museum is nothing unless you book the tour in advance. Everything was sold out when we came, so we were quite frustrated with ourselves for not doing so, hence difficult to rate the museum...  more »
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