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Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba

via Giovanni Palatucci 5, 34121 Trieste, Italy
39 040 826202
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Ranked #4 of 80 attractions in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Addison, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

On my first visit years ago, I was amazed that a Nazi prison and oven were located so close to a busy section of a major town. While the Risiera doesn't have modern museum technology components, this is a must-see to learn about a chilling aspect of European history and pay homage to the many victims who lost their lives... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

By taxi from Trieste city the fare is about 10 euros but it's easy to catch a bus back. We got the number 10. It is well worth laying th 4 euros for the audio guide as little if the written info is translated into English. Plan to spend about 2 hours here but there isn't much else close by... More

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Trieste, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a kind of sight that makes you think about all injustices and atrocities that happened and are still happening all over the world. A must-see for youngsters who have to learn something about WW2 and condemn atrocities that happened then

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Trieste
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This monument allows remembering one of the worst part of the Second World War, i.e., the deportation and killing of Jews by the Nazis. It is a very sad feeling that you may feel while visiting it. Thus, it is an important lesson to the new generations about what should never happen again, but it is not the top place... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

A very sad place, but one of the better maintained sights in Trieste. The entry is free. Audio guide is only 2 euro. Most of the exhibits have English text with it. I took bus 20 just outside the main train station. Get off the bus at the stop just after the right turn to Via di Valmaura (the bus... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Until I arrived in Trieste, I was not aware that the only concentration camp in Italy had been located there. It can be visited and has excellent interpretive exhibitions with texts in many languages. This was not simply a transit point. There was an oven. You cannot get over the shock. Important part of local history

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We drove here and parked in the Lisl lot, free parking. Now how to find the museum? We read in another review to look for the red brick building. One problem: there are 2 red brick buildings. Naturally we chose the wrong one, which was a very bright red and only partially made of stone. The other all brick building... More

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Rome, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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... More

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Yorkshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 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... More

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nyc
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53 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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... More

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