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Karosta Prison, Liepaja

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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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  • The actual prison is interesting and they have exhibited the rooms really well. The ticket is 7 euros, but I was in and out in 45 minutes, including waiting around for the tour to begin for ten... 
    The actual prison is interesting and they have exhibited the rooms really well. The ticket is 7 euros, but I was in and out in 45 minutes, including waiting around for the tour to begin for ten...  more »
  • Tour was nice , we were 5 min late but still accepted on a tour. Guide presented all with sence of humour, the tour is about 40 min, but quite enough. 
    Tour was nice , we were 5 min late but still accepted on a tour. Guide presented all with sence of humour, the tour is about 40 min, but quite enough.  more »
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  • This was a fun themed tour of a complex that has served seven regimes, including the nazis and soviets, as a military prison. Fairly grim conditions as you would expect. Guide was knowledgeable and spoke decent English. The site has some interesting WW1/2 war relics. Wasn’t expensive and definitely broadened my horizons, so a recommend from me 👍🏻
  • Very interesting & would have liked a little more time there but was part of an organised tour of the city. I think the ticketed tour will be very interesting to find out more of the history and explore deeper into the prison than we had tome to do today.

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