Daugavpils is the poet Rainis’ first childhood city. The poet spent his childhood not far from Daugavpils, in Randene, Berkenele and Vasilova farmsteads. Daugavpils Secondary school No.6 (former Griva German school where the poet studied) nowadays is renamed in honour of the poet as J. Rainis Daugavpils Secondary School No. 6. On the front square of Daugavpils University there is the poet’s bust sculpture made by sculptor Indulis Folkmanis (1966).
13 Vienības Street, Daugavpils