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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
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
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
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
Jolanta_Sh, Front Office Manager at Daugavpils Fortress, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018
Thank you for your nice review! :) It was great to meet you and we are looking forward to see you again in Daugavpils Fortress!
Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre
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