There is a Karosta Visitor’s Center in Karosta Prison. We offer: – Tourism information about Karosta and Liepaja, – Soviet time buffet with a real „buffetchitza” and soviet time meals, – Karosta Souvenir shop, – Tour guide services for the Karosta and Liepāja, – Bicycle rent and guided bicycle tours around Karosta. Mystery and history tour in Latvia. Karosta naval port is a miraculous, paradoxical and unique place not only in the history and architecture of Latvia, but the whole world. You will see Karosta, walk through the underground labyrinths of the Northern Forts lit by torchlight and the most important - spend part of the night in one of the most haunted places in the world, in the gloomy. Dec 24, · Karosta, which literally means Naval Port, is a district located in the northern part of the coastal city of Liepaja, Latvia. During the Soviet era, this part of the city was a closed military town and a base of the Soviet Navy. The access to this territory was forbidden even to the residents of Liepaja. Karosta Prison, Liepaja: See 6 traveler reviews, 9 candid photos, and great deals for Karosta Prison, ranked #2 of 31 specialty lodging in Liepaja and rated of 5 at TripAdvisor/5(8). Gluttons for punishment will get a bellyful in this creepy old prison, which operated right up until Built in as an infirmary, it was quickly turned into a military prison, even before the building was completed. Tours depart on the hour, detailing the history of the prison, which was us Location: Invalīdu iela 4, Liepāja, Western Latvia.
When staying overnight, be sure to have extra clothes to sleep in, particularly if in mid-May as it was very cold. Time of year. The cell was as you would expect from a cell - small, not terribly comfortable but sufficient for the evening and adds to the experience. The only military prison in Europe open to tourists. All the staff were wonderful. Date of stay: August Many times the investigators felt as if someone had touched them, or tugged at their clothing.
I'm very glad I stayed here. Show Prices. However, the structures of the large system of concrete fortifications were deliberately destroyed. Profile Join. Thailand contributions 80 helpful votes. Karosta Prison.
I'd definitely do it again. Although it is not completely deserted, there are many buildings which have been completely empty for years. That led some of the houses and apartments to be left abandoned too. Kilometers long undiscovered underground passages of Liepaja fortification system that was built during the Czar and until was a closed military area. Definitely not a comfortable experience, dark and foreboding in the prison by night , but one I'd certainly recommend if you're looking for something completely different. United States. River Gauja valley Tour Tour to Sigulda. Karosta Naval Port and the Northern forts of Liepaja in Latvia: history crumbling into ruins and collapsing into the sea.