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Information has been updated at 29.08.2018, 16:38

THREE DAUGAVPILS OBJECTS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN THE COMPETITION “THE BEST BUILDING OF 2020”

On September 21, the results of the competition-show “The Best Building of 2020 in Latvia” were announced live on the Internet. Among the winners are also three objects submitted by Daugavpils: Stropu promenade, two-level overpass on Smiltenes Street and the new section of tramline 18. Novembra Street - Stropi.

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Night city game. Come out to look for an untold history!

On September 18, within the framework of the Rigas street festival, the Hi!Story:America night orienteering game will take place in Daugavpils.

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Guided sightseeing tour in Daugavpils Fortress on electric bus is offered in Daugavpils city

The creators of the Museum of the World War I "Pie Komendanta" offer sightseeing tours in Daugavpils Fortress on an electric bus. During the trip, guests and residents of the city will be introduced to the most interesting and significant objects of Daugavpils Fortress and their history. The route leads through the streets of Daugavpils Fortress and includes such objects as officers' houses, soldiers' barracks, military hospital building, fortress garden, powder magazines, memorial sites, casemates, fortress gates, fortifications, and much more. During the trip some recently restored objects in the fortress can be seen, such as Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Nicholas Gates, water lifting house, Commandant’s House etc. places. There are stops during the tour and you can go for a walk to see the fortifications of the fortress.

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“Nicholas Gates – a door to the past”  – new historical exposition in Daugavpils Fortress

Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre presents new historical exposition. The new exposition is called “Nicholas Gates – a door to the past” and is located in Nicholas Gates in Daugavpils Fortress.

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Conference hall ''Konferenču zāle 13'' - new offer of business and events tourism in Daugavpils Fortress

New conference hall called "Konferenču zāle 13" was opened in Daugavpils Fortress, one of the most popular sightseeing places in Daugavpils city, this summer. This venue is suitable for both local and international conferences, seminars and other corporate events.

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On July 31 ''Gostūs Latgolā'' will take place at Vienības Square in Daugavpils

On 31 July 2021 Daugavpils Municipal Tourism Development and Information Agency and an exhibition “Shmakovka Museum” will hold an event "Gostūs Latgolā", dedicated to Latgale's hospitality and traditions, as well as the 5-year anniversary of the exhibition “Shmakovka Museum”.

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DAUGAVPILS ATHLETES REPRESENT LATVIA AT OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO

From July 23 to August 8, the Summer Olympic Games take place in Tokyo, in which three Daugavpils athletes also participate in the Latvian Olympic team.

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LATGALE ZOO STARTS TO RECEIVE VISITORS FROM JULY 7

Due to the improved epidemiological situation, many popular sites of our city, including Latgale Zoo, which was closed for several months, open their doors to visitors again. On July 7, the animal kingdom will open its doors to visitors, and the large family of animals will receive the long-awaited attention.

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Daugavpils Gets Ready for City Festival

From June 15 to 20, Daugavpils will celebrate the City Festival with the motto “My Castle – Daugavpils”. Residents and guests of the city will have the opportunity to participate and enjoy various festive activities, observing epidemiological safety requirements.

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Blue Flags on the beaches of Lielais Stropu Lake

In the 2021 bathing season, two beaches in Daugavpils have retained the right to raise the Blue Flag – the most popular and recognized tourism eco-certificate in the world. From June 1, the Blue Flag is flying on the beach of Lielais Stropu Lake and the bathing site “Stropu vilnis”.

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Admire the beauty of the Daugava River during water trip on a raft or boat

With the arrival of summer, from June 1 to October, boat rental "Beibuki" offers water trips along the Daugava River with a motorized raft "Sola" and a boat "Dina". The Daugava is the right place to enjoy the beautiful and diverse landscapes of Latvia's nature. A trip along the Daugava is a great way to get to know the city from a different point of view, as well as a great idea for a romantic evening for two or a family holiday adventure.

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Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre celebrates its anniversary, this time in virtual format

Ten years ago, in the water tower building, which was built in 1865-1866 according to the project of the Dinaburg Fortress engineering team, the Culture and Information Centre of Daugavpils Fortress was opened. To mark the anniversary, a video with the memories and wishes of former and current Information Centre employees has been made in cooperation with the City Council.

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Music Square opened at Esplanade Park

New and interesting objects continue to appear on the map of Daugavpils recreation places. One of them is the Music Square in the Esplanade Park, the construction of which was completed a few days ago. It is an unusual place, where anyone can witness the birth of music, and also become a composer of a beautiful melody.

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UNUSUAL VIDEO COMBINES DAUGAVPILS FORTRESS AND SPEEDWAY

The producers of “LRT+” offer an unusual video “View from Another Angle – Daugavpils Fortress”, in which the cultural and historical heritage of Daugavpils Fortress is reflected through the prism of the city's most popular sport – speedway.

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FOUNTAINS START TO OPERATE IN PARKS AND SQUARES OF DAUGAVPILS

As summer approaches, Daugavpils parks and squares are gradually filled with babbling water sounds. This year, the residents of Daugavpils will be delighted by five fountains in different districts of the city and a water cascade on Rīgas Street. Specialists of the responsible services prepared all the equipment for the new season.

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Travel campaign “Daugava unites”

Spring is in full swing and delights with the warm rays of the sun and fragrant air, while everything is ready to blossom and thrive. Very soon the favourite season – summer – will come. Many yearn for exciting trips, new impressions and adventures, so Daugavpils City Municipality Tourism Development and Information Agency, Krāslava District Council Tourism Information Centre and Daugavpils District Municipal Agency “TAKA” have jointly created a new tourism product and offer everyone to participate in a travel campaign “Daugava unites”, which will take place from May 1 to October 31 this year.

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Daugavpils will host a celebration of the 230th anniversary of the first European constitution

On May 3, 1791, a new constitution was adopted in the Polish-Lithuanian state. „The Constitution of May 3”, as this document is called in the history of Poland and Lithuania, was one of the most progressive basic laws at that time. The adopted constitution was inspired by the political and public opinion of the European Enlightenment and the Constitution of the United States of 1787. Polish lawmakers believed that the government should serve the good of the whole nation, not the interests of a few.

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Easter atmosphere in Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre

Easter waiting time is a moment when people spend time with their families, friends, and loved ones. Many have their own traditions of making this holiday time unforgettable – tidy up their homes, paint eggs in bright colours and bake a sweet Easter cake according to their grandmother's recipe, as well as go see the decorated city.

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Daugavpils tourism offer will be promoted at the international tourism matchmaking “ITB Berlin NOW”

From March 9 to 12, Daugavpils City Municipality Tourism Development and Information Agency, represented by Vitālijs Petkuns, Senior Customer Service Specialist at Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre, Viktors Andruškevičs, Senior Visitor`s Centre Specialist at Šmakovka Museum, and Karolina Dedele, Consultant at Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre, in cooperation with Aivars Baranovskis, a representative of the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, and Vladislavs Ivanovs, a representative of the Daugavpils Regional Studies and Art Museum, will participate in one of this year's most important international tourism matchmaking events “ITB Berlin NOW”. It will bring together representatives of the tourism industry from different countries, journalists and travel bloggers who are looking for new and undiscovered travel destinations.

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Daugavpils and Krāslava create a new joint tourism product

Daugavpils City Municipality Tourism Development and Information Agency and Krāslava District Council Tourism Information Centre, despite the global challenges related to COVID-19, are actively preparing for the new tourist season.

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