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