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Karosta Prison, Liepaja

4.2
#2 of 24 in Historic Sites in Kurzeme Region
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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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  • 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 »
  • Interesting place, it is not actually that big how it looks. But it is definitely worth visiting. The ticket price was really cheap and you get about an hour long guided tour there. 
    Interesting place, it is not actually that big how it looks. But it is definitely worth visiting. The ticket price was really cheap and you get about an hour long guided tour there.  more »
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  • Untypical, yet extremely interesting place with a great guide tour available. I recommend spending the night!
  • Definitely a place worth visiting. And maybe even staying overnight or buy a realistic guide tour to have a 100% hardcore experience.

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