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Tallinn, Estonia

Obscura Day 2016: Patarei Prison

Go deep inside the Estonian sea fortress that became a notorious Soviet-era prison.

Built by Czar Nicholas I in 1828 as a fortress to protect the Baltic trade route to St. Petersburg, Patarei became one of the darkest places in Estonia. From 1919 until 2004, Patarei housed thousands of prisoners, both ordinary criminals and political dissidents.

Join us on Obscura Day to go deeper into the prison than regular tours are allowed, seeing the execution chamber where KGB officers shot prisoners in the back of the head, and the rooms where Soviet captors conducted cruel psychological experiments. Today, Patarei has been reborn as a cultural park, so you'll also experience a piece of its cheerier modern history.

Saturday, April 16; 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ticket Cost: 8 euros

Patarei Prison
Kalaranna 2
Tallinn, Estonia

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