Daugavpils Fortress is a place where the second largest in the Baltic States hibernating bat colony inhabits. The fortress walls with high humidity, as well as a special microclimate in the fortifications create favourable conditions for dwelling.
Exposition of the Daugavpils Bat Centre which is located in the lateral room of the Niсholas Gate in Daugavpils Fortress provides an opportunity to explore the way bats live, to see thematic stamp collection, artwork depicting bats, as well as pictures and informative materials that characterise the life of these animals in the Daugavpils Fortress.
Monday-Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am – 6 pm
Sundays: 10 am – 3 pm
A visit can be booked at other times.
*Working hours before and during public holidays can change.
There is an opportunity to buy thematic souvenirs with the symbols of bats.
Entrance fee: donations.
Daugavpils Bat Centre offers both day and night excursions during the summer season (May – September) because it is prohibited to disturb bats over the winter. The tours are held in order to explore the bats, to find out what they eat, how they hibernate and breed, as well as where they live. Besides, visitors might have a chance to see the bats with their own eyes during the night excursions. Excursions are held in Latvian, Russian and English languages. To book your visit, please call on +371 26136953.