Patarei Sea Fortress and Prison Museum

The construction of Patarei sea fortress started under the orders of Nicholas I in 1828. After completion, it began operating as an artillery battery. The building covering 4 hectares has had different functions – barracks and a prison.
In order to go on tour of the Patarei prison, prior registration is necessary (for a scheduled tour or for your group). Tour includes history of the sea fortress and prison; prison folklore and myths add spice to the excursion.
Good to know: the sea fortress-prison is cold and damp; floors and staircases are partly worn. Take along something warm to wear and a flashlight if possible; wear comfortable shoes. The prison is pitch-black and dangerous during winters.


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  • Remo G Remo G

    impressive place from the Soviet history

    just impressive. for only 3 euros. just impressive to see an Soviet prison. it is so real and so "close" to the past. it looks like the last people just left some days ago. this is a most if you are...

  • celtic333 celtic333

    weird experience

    This prison has just been left to ruin. Only three euro to get in and two for a child. The prison must have been hell for the inmates. The hospital rooms are left as they were. The building could do...

  • Karin V Karin V

    Interesting and powerful

    The prison was very intereting and historical, almost nothing has changed comparing to soviet time. There are many things to see, library, hospital room etc. In addition there are some paintings by...

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