Karosta is the only military prison open to tourists. But let’s start with history.
The prison was built in 1900 and was originally intended for the hospital. However, it has never been used for this purpose. The building became a house or institution for the temporary serving of a temporary sentence and served its intended purpose until 1997. These walls remember the change of power and of their prisoners. The prisoners were revolutionaries, sailors, officers of the Russian Royal Army, German deserters, enemies of the people and soldiers of the Soviet and Latvian Army.
This place is famous not only for its history, but also for the mystery of what is happening in the walls of the building. The footsteps, the screams of the prisoners and the violins of the doors are heard. Locals say a lot of unrepentant souls wander around the building. The locals are willing to tell you a lot of legends about this place, but we’re going to tell you one thing.
In 1944, a young man was imprisoned on charges of desertion.He was followed by his fiancée, begging for her to come to the groom.Legend has it that to get to her loved one, she had to give herself to the prison guards.They let her in too late, the young man was shot.The bride couldn’t cope with such grief and killed herself immediately.Since then, you can see a ghost in white making noise at night.
Such legends attracted the famous “Ghost Hunters International” to prison, spent a week in prison exploring the paranormal environment with special equipment, and concluded that the place was full of obsessive ghosts and nothing more than the famous Alcatraz prison.
Entertainment in prison:
- Guided tour
- Lunch in the prison dining room
- For brave sleepovers in prison
- For a while, you can infiltrate, you’ll be arrested first, and then you’ll be questioned.
- Gift shop with antique badges and modern symbols.