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Information has been updated at 19.10.2018, 15:54

On Peter’s Day, the Rothko Centre remembers the pioneer of Latvian contemporary ceramics, Pēteris Martinsons

On 29 June, celebrated in Latvia as Peter’s Day, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre remembers the internationally acclaimed Latvian ceramicist Pēteris Martinsons, who was born in Daugavpils and pioneered Latvian contemporary ceramics.

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A Baltic premiere: opening of a solo exhibition by internationally recognised American artist, Hunt Slonem

At 4 p.m. on Friday 3 July Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will open the solo exhibition “Magical World” by internationally recognised American artist, Hunt Slonem.

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Shmakovka Museum in Daugavpils becomes more accessible to visitors

Shmakovka Museum is becoming more accessible and will be open to visitors 7 days a week during the active tourism season from June, 15th.  From June to the end of September the working time of the Shmakovka Museum will be from Monday to Sunday from 11.00 to 19.00.

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Chinese abstractionist’s exhibition at the Rothko Centre

From 2 June until 25 October Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre offers a retrospective exhibition “In My Beginning Is My End” by Chinese abstractionist Hsiao Chin.

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Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre together with its visitors celebrates Daugavpils City Birthday

Daugavpils is a diverse and creative city on the bank of the River Daugava. It can surprise with its hospitality, sincerity, adorable views of nature and exciting tourism offers. Daugavpils city is celebrating 745th anniversary from 1st to 7th of June.

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4 Years Shmakovka Museum!

This year Daugavpils City is celebrating 745th anniversary. During a week of the city's birthday celebration, Shmakovka Museum is going to celebrate its 4-year anniversary. In honor of these two festive events museum’s admission fee on 6th and 7th June will be only 2.15 EUR. On these days, Shmakovka Museum is also going to amaze visitors with other pleasant surprises.

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The inhabitants of Latgale Zoo are ready to meet visitors

Latgale Zoo in Daugavpils, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions and a favorite place for families, is open to visitors starting from 27 May, 2020. In keeping with the restrictions and safety measures decreed by the government, up to 11 visitors will be allowed to visit Latgale Zoo at the same time, keeping 2 m distance. It is also recommended to avoid touching different surfaces - railings, borders, terrarium glass, and informative stands.

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City news 68
DAUGAVPILS TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE RESUMES PROVIDING SERVICES TO VISITORS

Starting from 16 May 2020, Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is open to visitors. In keeping with the restrictions and safety measures decreed by the government, up to 3 visitors will be allowed to visit Daugavpils TIC at the same time, keeping 2m distance. At the moment, it is possible to book walking tours around the city, accompanied by a guide, for groups up to 10 people wearing face masks.

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DAUGAVPILS FORTRESS CULTURE AND INFORMATION CENTRE RETURNS TO VISITOR SERVICE

Starting from May 16, 2020 Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre will open its doors to visitors In keeping with the restrictions and safety measures decreed by the government, Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre will accept up to 6 visitors, keeping 2m distance and using hand sanitizers that are available at the centre. It will be possible to apply for tours accompanied by a guide for groups up to 10 people. Organized groups should wear facemasks during the tour.

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Culture news 67
SHMAKOVKA MUSEUM OPENS ITS DOORS TO VISITORS

Starting from May 16, 2020 Shmakovka Museum opens its doors to visitors. In keeping with the restrictions and safety measures decreed by the government, Shmakovka Museum will accept up to 10 visitors per hour by appointment. Visitors should keep 2m distance, pay close attention to floor marking and use hand sanitizers that are available at the museum. Organized groups should wear face masks during the tour.

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Rothko Centre Opens Its Doors to Visitors

In keeping with the restrictions and safety measures decreed by the government, as of May 16, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will open its doors to visitors with six temporary exhibitions and a permanent exhibit featuring original works by artist Mark Rothko.

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Application deadline extended for international juried exhibition of ceramics

Having rescheduled the 3rd Latvia Ceramics Biennale to the summer of 2021, its organisers extend the application deadline for the international juried exhibition of ceramics “Martinsons Award” until 1 November 2020.

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Spring events at Latgale Zoo in Daugavpils

Spring has come to Latgale Zoo in Daugavpils. Grass is starting to grow and flowers bloom in the courtyard. Tree frogs are singing in the Zoo exposition. Meerkats and dwarf rabbits are sunbathing in the spring sun; also, other inhabitants feel the arrival of the warm weather.

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City news 91
Daugavpils received protective face masks from Harbin

Harbin is a sister city of Daugavpils in the People`s Republic of China. The cooperation agreement was concluded on January 6, 2003. During this time, a very productive and warm friendship has developed. Once again, at a difficult time, friends in China responded and provided assistance, although the situation in Harbin is also difficult. 1800 protective face masks have been sent from Harbin to the sister city in Latvia.

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6th International Historical Re-enactment and Rock Music Festival “Dinaburg 1812” is postponed to July 2021

It is decided to cancel the 6th International Historical Re-enactment and Rock Music Festival “Dinaburg 1812” in 2020. This decision was made in connection with the decision to cancel or postpone events in the summer of 2020, which was approved at an emergency meeting of the Committee on Education and Culture of the Daugavpils City Council on April 23, and taking into account the state of emergency in the country.

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3rd Latvia Ceramics Biennale is rescheduled

With the extension of the nationwide state of emergency, the organisers of the 3rd Latvia Ceramic Biennale have decided to reschedule the entire programme and its central event – the international juried exhibition MARTINSONS AWARD – for the summer of 2021.

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Stay at home and get acquainted with the virtual tourism offer in Daugavpils

In order to reduce the risks of further spread of Covid-19 among Latvian residents, according to the epidemiological situation, the government has adopted strict rules to limit the assembly of people at private and public events. Restrictions regarding physical contact apply to public indoor and outdoor activities and lay down the rules in respect of a distance of two metres and two persons.

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Important information about the changes in working hours of tourist attractions, culture, sports and leisure institutions, and events held in Daugavpils

Please be informed, that tourist attractions, culture, sports and leisure institutions, and events held in Daugavpils have changed their working hours to the introduction of a state of emergency in Latvia due to spread of COVID-19 virus.

Almost all state and municipal institutions work remotely, and many tourist attractions, culture, sports and leisure institutions are closed, and events are cancelled.

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The opening of the exhibition is CANCELED!

The Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre is closed for visitors till April 14. Sorry for the

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There is a growing interest in Daugavpils as a tourist  destination

Daugavpils City Municipality Tourism Development and Information Agency has compiled the information about the number of visits to the tourist attractions, culture, sports and leisure institutions in Daugavpils in 2019. The data reveals that Daugavpils continues to develop as an interesting and diverse tourist destination which is annually visited by thousands of tourists from Latvia and abroad.

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