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.
On Peter’s Day, the Rothko Centre remembers the pioneer of Latvian contemporary ceramics, Pēteris Martinsons
A Baltic premiere: opening of a solo exhibition by internationally recognised American artist, Hunt Slonem
Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre together with its visitors celebrates Daugavpils City Birthday
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.