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Salaspils Memorial Ensemble Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another awe inspiring place. Once the location of a concentration camp, now an indellible reminder of the suffering experienc ed here and throught much of Europe during WWII. If you are near Riga, this is a must to visit. Make sure you gointo...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Donald F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't need much information to notice what this place can convey. Unique atmosphere where it is definitely make you reflect

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank AlvaColo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An ex concentration camp in the WW2 now is a peaceful memorial just 20km far from Riga.Train or bus is available every 30-40 min.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 88ovidius
Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

This is about 11 miles outside of Riga. There are the stunning sculptures to honor those who suffered in concentration camps located here. The sound of a heartbeat at the main memorial site is riveting.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 724elaineq
Reviewed 7 October 2019

This memorial was well designed to help the visitors to learn about what happened. We are thankful for the freedom we have. 10 minute leisurely walk from the parking lot to the main site. The complex is huge so wear comfortable shoes. It's about 30...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Geminican
Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

Salaspils Memorial Ensemble was so much more than we were expecting! As you walk amongst the sculptures you can hear the constant quiet beating of a heart echoing from the metronome. The atmosphere is very reflective and pensive especially given that we had to Ensemble...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank meanderingmonique
Reviewed 12 August 2019

A truly moving memorial in the middle of the pine forest close to Riga. At first we could not find the place, but once back at the railway the direction was clear. And crossing the railways and getting to the site made the whole experience...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank emkovacs
Reviewed 29 July 2019

Not that easy to find. It's not actually in Salaspils, you need to take a left turn on the way from Riga before you get to Salaspils itself. Very much worth it. I was a bit dubious as others have written about the lack of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

A magnificent site to visit, also outside opening hours, as most of it is accessible 24/7. Provided that you’re not one of those poor soles not able to understand the beauty of brutalism, you will find this place incredibly serene. Especially the contrast between the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank who_is_martin
Reviewed 28 June 2019

We took the sightseeing bus from Riga to Vilnius and this was the first stop. It is a 500 m walk from the car park to the memorial area and you can walk round and see the various memorials and where the camp huts used...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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1 hr is sufficient to walk around and visit the museum.