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The Secret Soviet Bunker

Skalupes, Ligatne 4110, Latvia
+371 64 161 915
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Fully functioning Cold War nuclear fallout shelter

We have visited several civil defence shelter in the Baltic region but this is a fully self... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bruce M
,
Sydney, Australia
Out of the way but worth it

I love history so this place was perfect for me. We took a train to Sigulda from Riga and did the... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Mercedes P
,
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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  • Average2%
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Skalupes, Ligatne 4110, Latvia
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+371 64 161 915
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited several civil defence shelter in the Baltic region but this is a fully self contained bunker designed to house up to 300 of the Latvian communist elite and local KGB staff in the event of a nuclear war. Located below a functioning...More

Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I love history so this place was perfect for me. We took a train to Sigulda from Riga and did the bobsleigh thing before catching a taxi to the bunker (24€ for a 20 minute ride). Our tour guide was informative while being funny. The...More

Thank Mercedes P
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

I love exploring slightly off the beaten track places and the Secret Soviet bunker is exactly that! Built 9 metres underground, hidden below a fully functioning health/spa facility in the small and otherwise unremarkable town of Ligatne, it extends over 2000 square metres and was...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

We thought the tour was really interesting and informative. Our guide spoke good English and it was quite interesting to see all of the Soviet items preserved at the site. We got directions by corresponding with the website, but it is also a little confusing...More

Thank ssgtravel
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

On the way from Riga to Tallinn we booked a tour to visit this Secret Soviet Bunker completely preserved and still functioning. Of course the machines, telephones, photos, posters all date from the time of the cold war and everything felt frozen in time. Our...More

Thank Ofelia G
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Undeniably one interesting piece of over-the-top soviet history from the cold war. We booked a guided tour, price per ticket was 10 euros for adults. Our guide, Oskars, brought us into the weird world of Soviet Latvia through humor and factual details that set the...More

Thank Curtis B
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

I had booked this tour with a private tour guide in advance as it would have been difficult to find and get to on my own. I was a solo traveler and booked a trip that also included Sigulda Castle, the Bob Sleigh Track, Bunker...More

2  Thank Samantha S
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

The bunker is amazingly well preserved, with intact radio equipment and functioning ventilation and filtering equipment. The tour was informative and entertaining. The guide was superb. This is well worth the trip, but the location on the TripAdvisor map is wrong. The actual location is...More

Thank IgnorantBystander
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

We booked well ahead for an English speaking tour, but on the day we were in a rush to get there in time. Would've been no need, since first the Russian speaking group went in, followed by a wait of around 15 mins, after which...More

Thank otp71
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

It was interesting to explore the bunker, but the details that our guide gave us were what really made the experience special. It gave us a weird glimpse into how things were during soviet times. Best to call in advance if you need an English...More

Thank Mike G
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