Branding itself as "unfriendly, unheated, uncomfortable" this prison/museum/hotel is set in a former KGB penitentiary, in an area that used to house a Soviet naval base. The haunting experience here is not the two-hour tour of the inmates' daily lives as KGB prisoners conducted by former guards - though the tour is grim in its own right. For a truly haunting experience, you can spend a night locked up inside the prison. You will be handcuffed, shouted at and woken by sharp lights and sirens during the night; the treatment is miserable, just as it were for the inmates. It is both a horrific and memorable experience. Certainly not for the faint-hearted, but an attractive option for those who seek a better understanding of detainees' conditions than what regular museums can provide. Located in Liepāja's northern suburb of Karosta, meaning War Port, the prison share the neighbourhood with a range of abandoned apartment buildings. These empty concrete blocks, five to six floors high, are left as a crumbling reminder that the Soviet Union and the KGB are no more.