Discover the best top things to do in Latgale Region, Latvia including Daugavpils Fortress, Aglona Basilica, Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral, Preili Museum of Dolls, Latgale Zoological Garden, Shmakovka Museum, The Embassy of Latgale GORS, Ludza Medieval Castle Ruins, Dubrovin Park, Ruins of the Rezekne Castle Hill.
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4 based on 126 reviews
Daugavpils (Dinaburg, Dwinsk) fortress is located in the very heart of the second biggest city of the Republic of Latvia - only two kilometres away from the actual historical city centre. Still in the 18th century the small town of Dinaburg was situated in the place that is now occupied by an impressive low fortification complex - the last bulwark or bastion-type fortification in the world. Daugavpils fortress was created as a fortified ideal city, and nowadays the fortress has become a city in a city with ten wide streets, 80 buildings, squares, and public Gardens. The total area of the fortress situated on both banks of the River Daugava is more than two square kilometres. The fortress has data on 1200 inhabitants officially registered in the fortress and living in 18 apartment houses. Daugavpils fortress is architectural and town planning monument of State significance. Its territory comprises 35 more individual historical monuments. Today the fortress undergoes dynamic development as the greatest regional culture, tourism and business centre. We invite you to have a walk around Daugavpils fortress and enjoy its creative life! The Fortress territory is open 24/7 to visitors. In general, you can walk on the main rampart and along inner streets here. Fans of an extreme tourism can explore various outside fortifications and underground galleries, as well as meet the bats. In the Fortress you can visit Mark Rothko Art Centre (contemporary arts), the exhibition hall of historical costume, purchase local souvenirs at two shops, eat at the cafe, organize conference. /Daugavpils Fortress Culture & Information Centre/
The walls, bastions, gates and buildings are partly restored. You can walk the walls and see some old cannons, but the most interesting part is small exhibition created within old water pumping building, containing also original metallic water Reservoir above the exhibition hall. The young...MoreDear Janis, Thank you for your nice review! :) It was great to meet you and we are looking forward to see you again in Daugavpils Fortress! Kind regards, Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre
4.5 based on 40 reviews
We spent an hour wandering throughout this baroque basilica. You can go down into the crypt where information panels are in English. It was also easy to go up to the alter. A choir was practising for a wedding and the superb acoustics of the church made the choir sound lovely.
4.5 based on 39 reviews
5 based on 25 reviews
I am English and my partner is Russian and we went here with friends yesterday. The dolls are amazing, the artist is a complete genius. They showed us a video in English about the history of the museum which was very interesting. The staff at the museum were very polite and friendly. This is a great place to visit and worth the 2 Euro's we paid.
4.5 based on 38 reviews
Surprisingly nice little Zoo in Daugavpils city.
Compact, but exciting - once you get in it is really interesting to what's done by enthusiasts there.
Of course, almost free of charge.
Put car outside on the street easily.
Be aware there is no lunch options there so plan visit for during the suitable moment.
5 based on 15 reviews
Interesting place to visit. You can find 2 different halls with exhibits. One is interactive, so guide in not needed. Second hall exhibits real, very high quality equipment for alcohol production. Our guide Sasha was amazing. Fluent russian, lots of personal stories, additional facts and information. I think all in all we spent an hour in the museum, but it was an eye blink. Besides, You can taste several types of Shmakovka at the museum. Definately recommend this place to all adults.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
The Embassy of Latgale GORS is a place where the story of Latgale is created and told. Culture heritage, ancient values and new ideas along with creativity and language can be found here and enjoyed by both the young and the old. Home to singers, dancers, amazing concert halls and art galleries, a place to relax and enjoy life at the cinema and restaurant.
4 based on 32 reviews
As only a couple of walls are still standing, this 'castle' is certainly not worth the detour. But if you're near, you might as well stop for three minutes or so.
4 based on 22 reviews
There are so many things crammed into that small, centrally located park: there is a monument to Red Army soldiers, a sculpture commemorating Pavel Dubrovin, a city mayor who supported formation of the park which is named after him, a huge Fountain (not opened yet at the end of April), some temporary decorations (Easter ones at the time of my visit), funfair, arms of Daugavpils city created in flowers, old firehouse with a collection of old machinery. And quite a lot of rooks nesting in the trees, so care is to be taken when choosing place to stroll or to sit on a bench.
4 based on 28 reviews
Castle Ruins, situated on the hill by the river are the reminders of the ancient fortified residence of ancient Latgalians which existed there from the 9th to 13th centuries. At the end of the 13th century Livonian castle was built (Rozitten castle). The castle was situated in a strategically important place, so the Russians, Lithuanians, Poles were seeking to conquer the castle, but it was completely destroyed during the Polish–Swedish war (1656–1660).
Castle Ruins, situated on the hill by the river are the reminders of the ancient fortified residence of ancient Latgalians which existed there from the 9th to 13th centuries. At the end of the 13th century Livonian castle was built (Rozitten castle). The castle was situated in a strategically important place, so the Russians, Lithuanians, Poles were seeking to conquer the castle, but it was completely destroyed during the Polish-Swedish war (1656-1660). The model of Rezekne castle is located near the castle hill (the author- Edmunds Smans).
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