Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Salaspils

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#7 of 31 in Historic Sites in Riga Region
Monument · Educational Site
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In a quiet forest sits Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, created in memory of thousands who died in a concentration camp at this site. Menacing dark-gray stone statues represent suffering men, women, and children. A large marble block marks a massive grave while a metronome beats from under the ground, simulating heartbeats. Look for numerous toys scattered around the yard, a reminder of the children who perished here from hunger, cold, and disease. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble and many more Salaspils attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Salaspils online travel route builder.
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  • When visiting the place the statues make a big impression, but while walking around you also hear a sound of a heartbeat, which make the atmosphere special. 
    When visiting the place the statues make a big impression, but while walking around you also hear a sound of a heartbeat, which make the atmosphere special.  more »
  • The ensemble itself is very epic monument. Inside the entrance building there is fresh exposition about the history of the Salaspils camp. There is even some video materials and pictures. Information....  more
    The ensemble itself is very epic monument. Inside the entrance building there is fresh exposition about the history of the Salaspils camp. There is even some video materials and pictures. Information....  more »
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  • This place is emotionally heavy if you read about its history. The memorial itself is an amazing work of art. The statues on the field each have a meaning behind them and one of them holds a secret. Thr continues heartbeat gives this place an unique atmosphere.
  • Great architecture, great setting, great story! A good example of Soviet brutalism

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