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Daugavpils Fortress

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Nice, but needs more information

Must visit if in Daugavpils. Can be done as leisure walk without any preparation (but then you will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
borissb2014
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Warrington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Well presented art. Interesting history.

With a guide, it would have been even better. But we walked ourselves through this fascinating... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2019
jeremyrandall
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Vilnius, Lithuania
via mobile
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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
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Nikolaja iela 5, Daugavpils 5401, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Mixed not because it's bad. Just this very alive, still alive and abandoned buildings mix touched me deeply. Makes to think about some things.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank pauliusy
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jeremyrandall
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

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!

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MartinRHor
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Not too much to do there. A bit of a walk, icecream and children already get bored. Good place for an hour or so. Dont come on tram here- sometimes they run quite rarely.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RolandsRolands
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cara A
Reviewed May 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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