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Salaspils Memorial Ensemble

Dienvidu iela, Salaspils, Latvia
+371 67 700 449
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The peaceful setting and well maintained grounds belie the fact that this was a concentration camp... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Burscough, United Kingdom
Monument of the sad history of humankind

As we were staying a guesthouse close by we decided to visit the memorial. There they were the... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Dienvidu iela, Salaspils, Latvia
+371 67 700 449
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The peaceful setting and well maintained grounds belie the fact that this was a concentration camp where many people died. Although the barracks may be long gone, the bunker symbolically facing heavenward and the chilling heat beat heard throughout, ensure that the unthinkable suffering that...More

Thank Jellybellydancer
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

As we were staying a guesthouse close by we decided to visit the memorial. There they were the massive stone figures standing amongst the sounds of beating heart. Stood a moment in silence.

Thank PTR2014
Reviewed July 12, 2017

This memorial made me ache with sorrow as I read the information and stared at the imposing sculptures. This is sacred ground, walk respectfully, listen to the heartbeat from the earth. The emotions that arise at this memorial will stay with you . . ....More

Thank SFrances C
Reviewed July 2, 2017

These grounds used to be a concentration camp. Nowadays all the barracks are gone and all that remains are amazing statues. This site hasn't been exploited yet, so you won't find a ticket office, souvenir shops or big crowds. So visit this place NOW! This...More

1  Thank bertheid
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Really worth the visit. The memorial is beautifully done. 5 stars if a bit more historical information had been available locally in English. So bring your guide book.

Thank Bryggeren
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This place doesn't allow us to forget about the lawlessness and cruelty during the World War II. Monuments where small children were killed.. Women, helpless old men...

Thank Al_Malmo
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

So after our 20 minute train journey from Riga to Darzini we walked through the woods which is an easy route once you find the start. This is behind the concrete building which looks as thou it used to be the station house. We went...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

A quiet place with a specific atmosphere. The memorial reaches its aim. I makes people quiet, it makes people think about life. Right at the spot, not much has left, but that's what makes it even more impressive.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Totally worth the trip if you're visiting Riga. We followed the directions from the Lonely Planet book and it wasn't difficult to find at all. The path is well made and the hike is easy. The woods were absolutely lovely. The memorial is breathtaking. The...More

Thank Kaitlyn A
Reviewed November 27, 2016

*Absolutely worth the trek to get there... and it;s truly not that difficult to find* The memorial is an absolutely beautiful sight, despite the tragic circumstances it memorializes. The grounds are well-kept; the statues are perfectly somber, imposing, and simple, in a way that inspires...More

1  Thank courtney w
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