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“Concrete and bricks tell a painful XX-Century story page”

Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba
Ranked #3 of 381 things to do in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I really appreciated this layout because I think reinforced concrete is an high-hitting but very effective choice to express human drama and sense of oppression. Give a look to the cells: they are so narrow you can't believe people could survive inside! My suggestion is to visit also the Foiba of Basovizza (just outside Trieste), in the same day if possible: different location, same tragedy.

1  Thank Giorgio R
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This isn't an attraction you enjoy but it is one you go to.

It's a pain to find unless you park in Lidl and look behind you for the red brick building - many thanks to the reviewer who mentioned this.

It's sad beyond measure but nicely done - its not ott nor is it gratuitous - its a terrible story told well. Get an English handset to listen to because not all the exhibits etc are translated.

Let's never forget!

1  Thank RuthVR
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Very moving and at the same time disturbing, but a reminder of a terrible time in this World's history. The museum is well done and made even easier with an audio guide. The Museum is a bit off the beaten track, but definitely on the bus line and once you are on the bus it is an easy ride there and back. This museum is for everyone and this museum is brilliantly preserved yet also presented in a very special and interesting way!

on a separate note: the toilets were the most disgusting we encountered in a long time. so come with an empty bladder!

Thank pji
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Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

Once we found this place we went to have a look around the staff were very helpful but it's hard to explain how moving it feels in such a place with such a history very interesting sites and interesting displayed peices. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ristyface
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Very very hard to find. Go to Lidls car park and look up. Red brick building.
Once inside there was a sense of sadness, however we could not fully appreciate what went on as nothing was written in english.

1  Thank Bimshirelady
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