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Daugavpils Fortress

Information has been updated at 28.08.2018, 13:50

Culture and Information Centre of Daugavpils Fortress 

Nikolaja iela 5, Daugavpils cietoksnis

Phone: 65424043

E-mail: cietoksnis@daugavpils.lv

dinaburgascietoksnis.lcb.lv

Open hours:

Monday           08.00 – 18.00
Tuesday           08.00 – 17.00
Wednesday     08.00 – 17.00
Thursday         08.00 – 17.00
Friday              08.00 – 16.00
Saturday          closed
Sunday             closed
Lunch hour      12.00 – 13.00

Contact information:

Fortress Administrator Janis Dukshinskis
Phone: +371 654 24 043, +371 2 940 55 02
Fax: +371 654 24 042
e-mail: janis.duksinskis@daugavpils.lv 

Expert on project issues Artyom Makhlin
Phone: +371 654 24 043, +371 2 935 41 15
Fax: +371 654 24 042
e-mail: artjoms.mahlins@daugavpils.lv

Twitter: @Daugavpils_fort

Description

The only early 19th century fortress inEastern Europe that has remained virtually unchanged. An outstanding fortification that occupies more than 150 ha. A zigzag line of fortifications is formed by a rampart with 8 bastions, 6 ravelins, 6 counterguards and other protective structures: lunettes, redoubts and a moat. On the left bank of theDaugavaRiver there is a bridgehead. Each detail of the fortress was developed using the construction experience of the best architectural schools of Tsarist Russia andEurope. Inside the fortress was planned as a traditional military town: in the centre there was a parade ground, surrounded by blocks of administrative and residential buildings. All the facades of the buildings represent the Empire style, except Nickolas Gate and the water tower built in the Gothic style.

Darbības stratēģija tūrisma kontekstā „Inženieru arsenāls Daugavpils cietoksnī”

Services:

  • Ordering the excursion for Daugavpils (Dinaburg) Fortress observing
  • Possibility to observe Water pumping house
  • Information about the projects in the territory of the Fortress
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Telephone in case of emergency