Daugavpils Fortress is a unique cultural and historical architectural monument of national importance. Daugavpils Fortress is also considered as the last bastion-type fortress in the world that has been preserved without any significant alterations since the early 19th century.
Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre (Water Tower)
Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre is established in the building of a former water tower the foundations of which were laid in 1865. Previosly the building was a component part of the fortress water – supply system and also provided water to the fountain in the fortress boulevard.
Slutiski Village and Old Believers’ Rural Courtyard
Slutiski Village is authentic inhabited village, where visitors can get acquainted with the unique culture and household of Old Believers in Latgale. Slutiski Village was included in a State protected cultural monument list in 2016.
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre is a multifunctional complex of contemporary art, culture and education situated in the Arsenal building at Daugavpils Fortress. It is the only place in Eastern Europe where the original masterpieces of the famous painter and the founder of the abstract expressionism Mark Rothko can be seen.
“Nicholas Gates – a door to the past” – new historical exposition in Daugavpils Fortress
Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre presents new historical exposition – “Nicholas Gates – a door to the past”, which is located in Nicholas Gates in Daugavpils Fortress.
Here, in the artificially created jungles, visitors can see spotted pythons, spectacled caimans bathing in the sun, red koi carps swimming in the ponds, playful macaques and sugar gliders jumping in the lianas and other swimming, whistling, crawling, hopping and flying tropical creatures.
Centre of Technology and Industrial Design «Engineering Arsenal»
Centre of Technology and Industrial Design «Engineering Arsenal» is the largest exhibition of motorised vehicles in the whole Latgale region. It is a unique exhibition space of retro technology and applied design, which is located in the historic 19th-century building of the Daugavpils Fortress.
The Museum of Military Vehicles
2 World War II military equipment private collection is unique in the fact that the objects are found in the former battlefields and skillfully restored. Here you can see Soviet army tanks, battle attack landing car, all-terrain vehicles, and other military vehicles guns and equipment units.
Naujene Local History Museum and Nature Information Centre
The museum expositions and exhibitions reflects nature, history and ethnography of region. Here is exhibited original works of the sculptor Valentina Zeile. Museum offers workshops and educational classes.
The House of Rainis in Berkenele
The childhood of Latvian poet, translator, master of drama, public and political figure Jānis Rainis (1865 – 1929) was spent here, in Berkenele Manor. There is opportunity to see expositions “Rainis and Berkenele”, “Nursery”. Museum offers a wide range of workshops and the opportunity to host seminars.
The largest Shmakovka Museum in Latvia. The museum invites to listen to a cognitive story about the oldest Latgalian alcoholic beverage – shmakovka that is the culinary heritage of the region.
Daugavpils Lead Shot Factory
Daugavpils Lead Shot Factory is the only one available for tourists ammunition plant in the Baltic States, where is the oldest shot tower in Europe, that still works.
The Daugavpils Theatre is one of the oldest professional theatres in Latvia. It is the only professional theatre in Latgale.
Daugavpils Regional Studies and Art Museum
Daugavpils Regional Studies and Art Museum is one of the oldest museums in Latgale, founded in 1938. Located at 8 Rigas Street, in a magnificent building constructed in 1883.
Daugavpils Innovation Centre
Daugavpils Innovation Centre – a new learning environment for everyone, where you can experiment, research, create innovative solutions, develop entrepreneurial abilities, and connect learning content with real life and the digital environment.
“Beibuks” boat and SUP desk rental
“Beibuks” boat and SUP desk rental offers wooden raft, canoes and various inventory rental for active rest. “Beibuks” organizes various events and outdoor sport games with an accommodation and catering. Transportation services to the start point, informational materials, tourist maps and guide services if needed.
Daugavpils synagogue Kadish built in 1850 is located at 38 Cietoksna Street. The Jewish of Daugavpils and Latgale museum is located on the 2nd floor of the synagogue.
Medical exhibition with an exposition of birth control items
There is a new permanent exposition devoted to the history of medicine in Daugavpils Fortress next to the “White Horse” Art Gallery. Three halls present a great number of objects, photos and documents that tell us how people were treated in centuries past and gives a brief overview of Daugavpils medical institutions’ history. One of the halls is fully devoted to contraception.
The Skrinda family museum
Museum’s permanent exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of first national awakening members in Latvia – Skrinda brothers. There is an opportunity to participate in various thematic programs and local crafts workshops. Here offers the opportunity to taste latgalian traditional food “coma” local bread, honey and herbal tea.
Daugavpils Clay Art Centre
The centre offers the possibility to get acquainted with the cultural heritage of Latgale – ceramics and pottery traditions. This is the only place in Latvia where visitors can see and learn about the hardened Baltic raku ceramics which is being matured in fermented rye-flour liquid.
Viski Craftsmen Village
Crafts (the three-dimensional ceramic panels, woodwork (the ceramist Valdis Grebežs), wickerwork (Pūpoli studio), demonstrations of craft skills. A familiarization with traditional Latvian national musical instrument – kokle.
JuRita Mini Zoo
In Zoo you can meet alpacas, lamas, kangaroos, dwarf sheep and goats, ponies, donkeys, horses, rabbits and other animals.
Museum “Jews in Daugavpils and Latgale”
Jewish of Daugavpils and Latgale Museum is located on the 2nd floor of the Daugavpils synagogue. The museum exposition tells about Jewish life and living traditions in Latgale and Daugavpils since 1935. The exposition represents the change in the number of Jews, sibling’s stories in photos, household and religious items as well as a variety of publications: magazines, calendars and books about Jews life in Daugavpils and Latgale.
Exhibition of Retro Cars “RetroGaraž-D”
Different automobile brands are represented in the exhibition – 22 “Moskvich”, 2 “Zhiguli”, “Volga” and “Mercedes” cars. This is probably the largest “Moskvich” collection in the Baltic States.
The Exposition of Medical History
The Exposition of the History of Medicine, which broadly reflects the topic of the history of medicine, is located in the hostel of the Agency of Daugavpils University “Daugavpils Medical College of Daugavpils University”. The exposition consists of the medical equipment of the 70-80s of the 20th century, work accessories and tools of various medical specialists, specialized equipment and diagnostic equipment, different types of tubes as well as hygiene and pharmaceuticals products and pharmacy glassware.
The exposition “My Latvian Stories” in Daugavpils Medical College
This is a new permanent exposition that tells about the history of Latvia from the foundation of the country to the present day. A very cozy exposition with patriotic title “My Latvian Stories” is located in Daugavpils Medical College and is waiting for its visitors.
Daugavpils Bat Centre
Daugavpils Fortress is a place where the second largest in the Baltic States hibernating bat colony inhabits. The fortress walls with a high humidity, as well as a special microclimate in the fortifications create favorable conditions for dwelling. Exposition of the Daugavpils Bat Centre is located in the lateral room of the Niсholas Gate in Daugavpils Fortress.
Guided city tour “Daugavpils through tram windows”
Guests and locals are welcome to discover the Daugavpils rhythm traveling on a tram built in Rīgas Vagonbūves Rūpnīca (Riga Wagon Factory) at the end of 20th century.
Boat trips on the Daugava River on a raft “Sola” or boat “Dina”
Boat rental “Beibuki” in Daugavpils offers trips along the Daugava River with motorised raft “Sola” and boat “Dina”. When going on trips along Daugava River it is possible to choose and coordinate the length, duration and direction of the water route.
House of Traditions
It is possible to learn about the Latvian folk traditions by working practically, participating in workshops and classes in the House of Traditions. Traditional Latvian festivities are celebrated here, folk craft workshops, exhibitions, training sessions on playing folk musical instruments, seminars on traditional Latvian festivals, games and dances, as well as dance evenings, conversations and discussions on preservation of intangible cultural heritage are held here.
The Centre of Russian Culture (Russian House)
The Centre of Russian Culture offers unique expositions: Old Believers in Latvia, The Orthodox in Latvia, Pictures by Pyotr Khudobchenok, Gzhel Ceramics, Khokhloma Ware, Dinaburg Fortress in the War 1812.
Daugavpils Belarusian Culture Centre
Daugavpils Belarusian Culture Centre offers the excursion „Belarusian House” for pupils.
DAUGAVPILS ICE HALL
Daugavpils Ice hall, hockey, figure skating
“Orange Bowling” Entertainment and Recreation Complex
Entertainment and leisure complex “Orange Bowling” invites visitors to enjoy modern bowling with 10 lanes and world famous brand “Brunswick” equipment. “Orange Bowling” welcomes guests to play air hockey, billiard and various non-gambling games.
The Smith Edgars Vronskis
Art metal design, decorative products, demonstration skills. Visitors are invited to try their hand at stamping coins, or souvenir.
Art Studio “Putra”
Art studio “Putra” is an artist’s Oksana Vronska graphic workshop established in cooperation with forging studio “Edgara Vronska kalēju studija”. Visitors are invited to attend various graphic technique lessons and demonstrations. Graphic lessons develop dimensional imagination, creative thinking and fantasy, and helps to bring into life interesting ideas.
The first escape room in Latgale. Escape room is a quest game in reality, intelectual entertainment for a 2-5 people team.
“Bunker” gallery is located in the basement of an apartment building in the authentic Soviet-era bunker with the heavy original metal door. There are more than 300 exhibits that belongs to different periods of history: the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, World War I and World War II, Latvia’s first independence period and Soviet time.
Daugavpils Water-supply Museum
The museum exposition includes historical documents and photos of Daugavpils water-supply system.
Museum of Paleontology of 10 High School
There is the collection of famous craftsman Pyotr Khudobchenok in the basis of museum of paleontology. The craftsman Pyotr collected the exhibits during 30 years and the most of them were found on the banks of rivers Daugava and Gauja.
The Exhibition of Nature in Daugavpils City Centre Gymnasium
The of Nature exhibition consists of the departments of paleontology, geology, mineralogy, and biogeography.
The theatrical lesson program “The school of Rainis at the times of Rainis”
The class offers the theatrical lesson program “The school of Rainis at the times of Rainis”. Within the frameworks of the program there is a possibility to participate in reading, writing (with penholder), mathematic, botany and handicraft lessons.
Boating routes in Lielais Stropu Lake
Boating with canoes offers various routes around Lielais Stropu Lake and Mazais Stropu Lake.
Salon Antique “Housevintage”
The salon offers to view and purchase historical furniture, dishes, clocks a.o. interior objects from the late 19th and early 20th century.
“GARTDA” seedling nursery offers a fascinating journey around the world of flowering peonies, poppies, astilbies, flows, lilies, irises, lavender and other plants. Visitors to the nursery of seedlings can go for a walk in the flowering garden, enjoy the scent of flowers, learn a lot of new, interesting and useful things about growing flowers and producing seedlings.
Forest trail “Egļukalns”
JSC “Latvia’s State Forests” (LVM) in the southern region of Latgale has opened the new hiking trail “Forest trail “Egļukalns””, suitable for both families and experienced tourists.
Nature reserve “Pilskalnes Siguldiņa”
The nature reserve situated in a gorgeous valley that has been carved by melting glacier waters, has the territory of 59.3 hectares. The banks of the valley are thickly covered with broadleaved trees.
Antique storage “Sēļu istaba”
The storage of antique things has been created over many years, collecting and summarizing the cultural and historical heritage of Selonia and Ilukste.
First World War Museum
The First World War has left long-lasting scars not only in people’s destinies and hearts, but also in a large territory of present-day Latvia and Lithuania, where the so-called fronts were located for several years, including the “Life and Death” line. A complex system of fortifications with ditches, trenches and bunkers was built on both sides of the front line.