Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba

Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, Trieste: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba Reviews: 4.5/5

Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba

Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Paul S
San Diego, California333 contributions
Memorial / Museum of Dark History – Rice Mill to Concentration Camp
Aug 2021
The place is grim and stark with many empty spaces.
The information boards in the museum tell the sinister history.
Several of the old buildings were removed and tall concrete walls were cast at the courtyard and entrance. A series of steel I beams of varying heights are welded together in the courtyard to represent the old crematorium smoke stack.
Written September 3, 2021
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lamusi
Parma, Italy252 contributions
Interesting and well presented
May 2021
Risiera di San Sabba is a truly interesting and recommended visit. For those who are familiar with places like Auschwitz or Majdanek, this is a pretty different type of concentration camp, but nonetheless offering an absorbing and touching experience. The original building has been integrated by modern parts, with a good overall effect. The museum is well presented. The place is pretty far from central Trieste - take a bus or go by car.
Written June 13, 2021
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Am.Arte.Lover
Trieste, Italy270 contributions
A Piece of History
Jun 2020 • Friends
A piece of history that deserves a visit. Audio-guide explain everything and prices are acceptable. Interesting on the whole
Written June 29, 2020
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Simon57
Sacramento, CA9 contributions
Deeply moving
Jan 2020
A former Nazi prison camp, the only one left in Italy, built in an old rice factory. While off the beaten path (we traveled by bus), this was well worth the visit. The place is somber and evocative and moving. The footprint of the former crematorium is laid out in metal slabs. Tiny cells for prisoners stand in quiet testimony to the horrors of the camp.
Everyone should make a visit here.
Written February 29, 2020
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kavindyajayasinghe
Tunis, Tunisia2 contributions
Perfect attraction.
Feb 2020 • Couples
Well worth a visit and really interesting attraction. It's long area and complex history. Best part is collection of prisoners stories!
Written February 10, 2020
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Scott
San Francisco, CA4,494 contributions
MUST SEE: Nazi concentration camp in the middle of the city
Jan 2020
Shocking to discover this in Trieste Italy. In the middle of a industrial/residential neighborhood stands a turn-of-the-century rice Mill. it's next to a couple of grocery store warehouses, and a parking lot for caravans.

It's a Nazi concentration right in the middle of the city.

The audio tour is excellent. The building and the grounds were well preserved and renovated to tell the horrible story. There's a nice museum attached that fills in the gaps. This is a MUST SEE for anyone in the area.

If we forget, it will happen again.
Written January 28, 2020
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Roman J
Bangkok, Thailand387 contributions
Impressing silence at a rainy day
Oct 2019
Even this concentration camp is much smaller as Auschwitz or Dachau it impressed us thru the silence and the missing crowds. Actually there isn't too much too see inside the buildings but take a moment and inhale the atmosphere and the quietness. A bit wired place embedded in a urban environment.
Written November 10, 2019
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becky h
Omaha, NE125 contributions
I liked it!
Sep 2019
I took a public bus to this attraction. If you are interested in history and WWII you should stop. Entrance was free and I payed 2 euro for the audio guide which I recommend you get. The staff was very friendly.
Written September 25, 2019
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robert-not-home
Boston, MA2,201 contributions
Important to visit, excellent presentation of a difficult piece of history
Jul 2019
It is important to visit not just to remember but so the same mistakes are not made again. This museum does an excellent job of presenting a difficult and painful piece of history. Go there to learn and to remember
Written August 14, 2019
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AnitaT947
Stockport, UK549 contributions
Eerie but oddly peaceful
Jul 2019
We walked to la Risiera which is in the suburbs of Trieste - it takes about 40 minutes but it is served by two or three bus routes. It was built in 1898 as a rice processing plant, but in 1943 was transformed by the Nazis into a prison and detention centre for those being deported to Germany and Poland. The fleeing nazis destroyed most of the camp, including the crematorium, to hide evidence of the atrocities that had been committed; the italian architect Romano Boico has 'renovated' it sympathetically and placed a monument where the chimney was located. The 2 Euros for the audio guide was very good value and worthwhile taking. Whilst very moving, I found la risiera eerie but oddly peaceful.
Written August 14, 2019
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Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM