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The Secret Soviet Bunker

Skalupes, Ligatne 4110, Latvia
+371 64 161 915
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Informative and funny

We really enjoyed the English tour, it was interesting and kind of sarcastic at the same time.The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katalin J
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Dubendorf, Switzerland
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Really interesting

This was a nuclear bunker built under a hospital complex. The idea was 250 communist party... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan R
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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Skalupes, Ligatne 4110, Latvia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the English tour, it was interesting and kind of sarcastic at the same time.The tour is interactive, so it's not just walking,watching and listening...but much more fun!It's a must for all who lived in the Sowiet Union and who didn't.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nuclear bunker built under a hospital complex. The idea was 250 communist party officials would live and govern from here in the event of nuclear war. Guide very good obviously does a bit of acting

Thank Jan R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a large group of Irish students through a travel company. Our guide Oskar was very authentic, engaging and knowledgeable. He helped make the tour more lively, but the perfectly preserved bunker alone is enough to make any historian or novice engaged for...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

The Cold War was incredibly wasteful - on both sides of the Pacific. Both superpowers might justify this type of expenditure by talking about the multiplier effect but thus is shocking waste. It was ingenious planning and design but naturally was never used. The tour...More

Thank Greg R
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

An incredible complex of rooms some many metres under the ground with reputedly 5 metres of concrete overhead. It is a time capsule as it was never used and never abandoned or modinised. Great informative guide. We finished with vodka and snacks in the mess...More

Thank rama1
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

It was my second excursion there. First time I was here in 2008, the excursion was in English and it provided more information that the visit recently. Good, that they are updating their services by providing escape game

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

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 4 March 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 13 December 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

Thank Jellybellydancer
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Reviewed 28 October 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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