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

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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.

Historically four gates were built in Daugavpils Fortress but only Nicholas Gates differ from the others with their unique external appearance and the presence of side rooms. In the past, these side rooms were used as a guardhouses and short-term prison rooms.  But nowadays they have also found application. A souvenir shop and a Bat Centre have been located at the gates for several years.

The other empty rooms of the gates were turned into a small historical exhibition where large number of artifacts can be seen. History enthusiasts will be able to find many interesting things there. The exhibition includes fortress plans, Soviet army uniforms, a collection of historic bricks and trim, historic windows and doors of civilian buildings and fortifications, and more.

The exhibition will be available from August 23rd, from 10 am to 7 pm.  In order to visit the exhibition please visit Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre (5 Nikolaja street) and purchase a ticket.

The entrance fee: 1 EUR for adults; 0,50 EUR for pupils, students, seniors and persons with special needs.

The official opening of the exhibition will take place at 2 pm on Tuesday, 24th of August.

 

Information written by:

Daugavpils Fortress Cultural and Information Centre
Phone: +371 65424043; +371 28686331
Email: cietoksnis@daugavpils.lv
Web: www.daugavpilscietoksnis.lv
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