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Daugavpils Fortress

Address: Daugavpils Iela, Daugavpils LV-5400, Latvia
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Daugavpils
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We ended up in Daugavpils by accident (car defect) and as we needed to kill some time there we decided to visit the fortress. It is the best preserved military fortress in Europe. It was built in the beginning of 19th century. Later it was used as a training base for military aircraft. There are buildings from early 19th century... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I liked the fortress very much.. but it was strange to see modern houses near ancient buildings. There is no public transport to the most important monument of this town.Take a tram and then walk a few hundred metres.

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Riga, Latvia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

After long years of neglect significant reparations done and continue in this significant 19th century monument. Mark Rothko Art Center located there as well.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is one of the most outstanding tourism objects in Latvia and certainly must-see while visiting Latgale region. It is a great place to find out how looked 19th century military areas and learn more about Daugavpils history.The fortress isn't "castle" type but it consist of large building complex which basically is very similar to a normal area in city... More

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