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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...more
While it may be interesting intellectually to know that this fortress is the only one of its kind in the Baltics that has been preserved without significant changes, it is actually not that interesting to visit. We tried everything: walking on the ramparts and the...More
Must visit if in Daugavpils. Can be done as leisure walk without any preparation (but then you will miss lot of useful facts) or can go with guide (unsure of costs) or prepared with information to make trip more exciting
With a guide, it would have been even better. But we walked ourselves through this fascinating district. Half abandoned. Some repaired. And some lived in. The art gallery here was amazingly presented. A great balance of Rothko - local hero and modern art. Great for...More
The fortress itself is like a small living district, however a lot of historic buildings need informational signs and restoration. Best is to grab the fortress map at the info office
Date of experience: February 2019
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ArtyomGM, Администратор at Daugavpils Fortress, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019
Thank you for your positive review and experience in the Daugavpils Fortress. Some more historical objects will be restored in the nearest 2 years and informational system will be improved here. See you soon again!
A fascinating place with an interesting history. It is a combination of very well restored buildings put to variety of uses, historic buildings slowly deteriorating and begging for restoration and horrible soviet blocks. Some buildings are home. You can walk around the top old fortifications...More
Interesting mixture of a fortress, a living area for private persons in old buildings, the central police station and old house not in use, which cover a bigger area as the normal small fortress. Easy accessible by car. Many parking lots. The exit can be...More
I enjoyed visiting this place, it’s free, so u don’t loose anything upon this visit.
The gate is in good condition, obviously restored not a long time ago. If you go to the right from the gate (when facing the gate, not going through), you...More
Little is known about this object in neghbouring countries (and beyond) but is very worth visiting. Not only it is a large scale fortress with hidden tunnels and structures in the ground, it is a town with stunning military buildings, examples of late 19th century...More