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Zanis Lipke Memorial

Mazais Balasta dambis 8 | Mazais Balasta dambis 8, Riga 1048, Latvia
+371 67 202 539
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A moving and thought-provoking experience

It's well worth seeking out the Žanis Lipke Memorial on Ķīpsala island on the left bank of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NicLeeds
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Leeds
via mobile
Well hidden but worth the visit

The memorial is a bit tricky to find since it´s not located in your classic Riga sighseeing area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pollysophie
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Berlin, Germany
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  • Average3%
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“audio guide” (9 reviews)
“their lives” (4 reviews)
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Mazais Balasta dambis 8 | Mazais Balasta dambis 8, Riga 1048, Latvia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's well worth seeking out the Žanis Lipke Memorial on Ķīpsala island on the left bank of the Daugava river. It's a small museum housed in a simple, yet striking, wooden structure, designed by a prominent local architect. It's particularly poignant, as it's built in...More

1  Thank NicLeeds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The memorial is a bit tricky to find since it´s not located in your classic Riga sighseeing area but it is definitely worth the visit! A very discriptive architecture and thoughtful audio guides (german available) made it a one of a kind museum experience! Definitely...More

Thank pollysophie
Reviewed 17 September 2017

One of our best experiences in Riga. Cross the cable bridge to the island, turn right under the underpass, walk along the river and you will eventually see signs.

1  Thank brianwithaneye2014
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is based around creating a space and atmosphere that makes you feel the history as much as see it. The museum is based around 16 different parts of the history, that are commentated on by a device given to you at the start....More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great architecture. Great location. Great, informative, interesting experience. Definitely take a guided tour!

Thank Māra B
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I found this museum tucked away along a cobbled lane at Kipsala, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a memorial to a local man who built a cellar below his woodshed to hide Latvian Jews during the holocaust. I came across it by chance,...More

1  Thank Carol G
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Visit was very special to learn about a man who together with his family and others help, risked his life to save and hide Jews and others targeted by the Nazis. The small (but modern) museum is short enough to finish in an hour if...More

1  Thank love2travelroadtrip
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Our tour guide recommended this a s a hidden gem in Riga. A bit of walking from the city (20-30 mins) of a taxi ride (~7€) away. If you walk you get a great view from the bridges, and get to see Kipsala a bit...More

1  Thank Scarlett_Explorer
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Very interesting museum with a great audioguide. Very well made and unique style. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank KatDodo
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Museum is situated in Kipsala. way to museum is marked nevertheless you should make some efforts to find it. One you have found it its best museum i have visited in Riga in terms of its modern architecture and materials you will get to see

1  Thank Andra362
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