The historical tourist route “From Kaunas to Daugavpils along the old postal route” invites you to travel along the old postal road that connected Daugavpils and Kaunas. This route connects the second largest cities in Latvia and Lithuania with two hundred kilometers of history, adventure and discovery. The route includes cities in Latvia and Lithuania … >>
This is gastronomic tourist route that is placed in the territory of Latgale and that unites seven tourism objects and home producers related to the shmakovka drink. An exciting story awaits you about the guilty pleasure of Latgale – shmakovka. You will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the history of drink creation, production and distillation process, as well as to try the real taste of Latgale at every stop on the route.
1. Buildings of Mols manor and park
Viski, Viski parish, Augsdaugava region
The building was established in the late 19th century. The castle was built for the birth of Polish landlords – Mols. It was the castle with two towers. The castle was destroyed during the World War I. The barn, the shed and the 2-storeyed living building as well as the open-planed park, where you can observe 75 species of trees and shrubs, have survived till nowadays.
Have a look into the working process of the modern farm and agricultural product processing, visit Rainis House in Berkenele where the poet’s personality and worldview began to form and the first verses were born. Find out about farming in the Berkenele apple garden in Rainis childhood times and nowadays.
Get to know local craftsmen and rural producers’ work, visit lots of farmsteads and Skrinda Family Museum of Vabole. Try your hand in ancient crafts: weaving, woodcarving and smithcraft. Dare to shoot a bow and arbalest, treat yourself with local delicacies during the excursion route and taste a traditional meal of Vabole.
In anticipation of the long-awaited school vacation, a tourist route for pupils “Let’s go to Daugavpils!” offers ideas where to go on a small family trip or an organised group excursion during the spring or autumn holidays. This route aims to diversify the learning process and will help to gain new knowledge.
This route is designed to explore the Daugavpils, the second largest city in Latvia. The historical centre of Daugavpils city is an architectural heritage of national importance (the construction work was carried out in the 19th century according to the project endorsed in St Petersburg in 1826). Daugavpils is one of the few cities in Latvia which can pride itself on a unified ensemble of both classic and eclectic styles.
This route will help to get acquainted with the sacral heritage of Daugavpils – holy places and churches of the main religious confessions. A variety of churches of different confessions contribute to the city panorama with its diversity of architectural styles, from Baroque and Neo-gothic to the Byzantine style.
In the forest, on the right bank of Daugava – River of Destiny Slutiski Village is situated. Latgalian Old Believers used to settle in Slutiski from the beginning of the 18th century, hiding behind the Markova Hillfort “back”. Visit the village, breathe fresh air and admire the landscapes of the Daugava River, find out more about Old Believers lifestyle and habits, as well as taste a meal in Old Believers’ style.
Grāfu Plāteru dzimtas izcelšanās meklējama viduslaiku Vācijā, Vestfālē, kad 1210.gadā pirmo reizi tiek minēts Vestfāles bruņinieks Humberts fon Plāters. Plāteru senči Baltijā ieradās kopā ar krustnešiem. Apmetušies Latgalē, viņi asimilējās un pieņēma poļu kultūru, veidojot radniecīgas saites ar Zībergu dzimtu. Laika gaitā Plāteri-Zībergi kļuva par vienu no ievērojamākajām un ietekmīgākajām dzimtām Latgalē. Viņu īpašumi atradās ne tikai Latgalē, Vidzemē un Kurzemē, bet arī Polijā un Lietuvā. Par Plāteru-Zībergu līdzekļiem uzbūvētas vairākas muižas, pilis, baznīcas, ierīkoti parki, kas ir saglabājušies arī pašreizējā Daugavpils un Ilūkstes novada teritorijā. Šis grāfu Plāteru-Zībergu devums ir neatņemama kultūrvēsturiskā mantojuma sastāvdaļa un arī nozīmīgi apskates objekti, kas ceļojuma laikā sniedz neaizmirstamus iespaidus.