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Daugavpils Fortress

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Interesting place to visit for an hour

Not too much to do there. A bit of a walk, icecream and children already get bored. Good place for... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
RolandsRolands
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Riga, Latvia
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Good perspective

I enjoyed visiting this place, it’s free, so u don’t loose anything upon this visit. The gate is... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Cara A
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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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Nikolaja iela 5, Daugavpils 5401, Latvia
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All reviews falling apart mark rothko nice walk few years xix century unique place water reservoir worth the trip guided tour art museum fortress parts walls history city km centre
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 29 July 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.

Thank RolandsRolands
Reviewed 11 July 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

Thank Cara A
Reviewed 22 May 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

Thank 36525Days
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Parts of the ancient fortress are still on good condition and allow you to envisage how powerful it would have been in its time. Much of the grounds comprise buildings in a poor state of repair, or are private residences. There are much better examples...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 18 March 2018

It is mindblowing, that this kind of fortress is still alive in nowadays. There is also real people living in there. Defintely a must when visiting Daugavpils!

Thank Māra B
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth visiting. Maris in information centre was very friendly, told us loads of history in Latvian and English, it was amazingly interesting and all for free

Thank rozalinda6
Jolanta_Sh, Front Office Manager at Daugavpils Fortress, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

If you are in Daugavpils I recomend the guided tour. It was an interesting story and also some sights arround. Not only Rotko, there is more than that.

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Jolanta_Sh, Front Office Manager at Daugavpils Fortress, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear Krišjānis, thank you for your kind review! Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre

Reviewed 9 February 2018

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...More

Thank JanisLatvia
Jolanta_Sh, Front Office Manager at Daugavpils Fortress, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Dear 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

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Partly restored and very interesting landmark. Very friendly and motivated staff at the local tourist bureau (in the old water supply house). The walking tour shows beautiful restored buildings but does not spare the ruins or Russian built social housing. A very nice place to...More

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