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Irbene Radio Astronomy Center

Irbene, Latvia
+371 63 682 541
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22 Apr 2017
“Great place for geeks”
18 Sep 2016
“Mysterious place”
Irbene, Latvia
+371 63 682 541
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Irbene Radio location station is a one of unique object from past century. You can walk around the territory of the complex absolutely for free and take amazing photo shots. But if you want to visit inside the complex - need to call beforehand to...More

Thank jamemarchbest
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very interesting place where you can get soviet feeling. I liked the most secret tunnel and visiting abandoned utility room with some authentic objects.Impressive new radiolocator. And also ther was cool and knowledgeable guide who knows a lot of interesting facts about times when old...More

Thank liiga2016
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Tours are available, but you must book ahead. The radio telescope site is fenced and locked normally. We emailed in advance and they accommodated our preferred time. Contact information is on their website. They opened the gate, and once we arrived, locked it behind us....More

Reviewed 8 June 2016

It's very interesting to see how radioastronomy locator moving. It moves in several minutes once. We didn't get inside, but still, for view it's great

Thank Viktorija J
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Radiolocator was impressive. However we didn't manage to get close to it. Abandoned village near the locator was spooky. But now all the territory is fenced.

Thank Ugnė L
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

A strange feeling when we walked around here. There is also a abandon "city" very close. When you turn of the road to Kolka from ventspils there is a sign of the astronomy but no information of the city. There was no sign but there...More

2  Thank Guje L
Reviewed 26 May 2015

If you want to feel small and insignificant definitely come to this place. This is something phenomenal that man has created. Even more interesting it is that it's all being renovated and modernized. The tunnel ... a sense of diversity - a little scary and...More

Thank Mārtiņš D
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The place is somehow creepy as you are driving past old buildings without windows or even walls. Eventually you get to the telescope which is used till now, but as there are some reconstruction going on tours are not being held till the spring of...More

2  Thank VaidaBer
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I heard of this place, and we drove out to investigate. The center was not open for visitors, but you could drive around, take photos, and visit the sites. This was a secret Cold War llistening post, and there are 5 story abandoned apartment buildings...More

2  Thank DANIEL P
Reviewed 28 June 2012

The object itself is unique and is still functioning. Must see. For those interested in military heritage of USSR, Irbene Radio Astronomy Center is an impressing place to visit. Big! Former Top Secret! Easy available now.

1  Thank Leiputrija
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