10 Things to Do in Latgale Region That You Shouldn't Miss

Discover the best top things to do in Latgale Region, Latvia including Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils Fortress, The Embassy of Latgale GORS, Latgale Zoological Garden, Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral, Shmakovka Museum, Aglona Basilica, Dubrovin Park, Ruins of the Rezekne Castle Hill, Preili Museum of Dolls.

1. Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre

Mihaila iela 3, Daugavpils 5401, Latvia Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre - multi-functional contemporary art and culture centre located in the Artillery Arsenal building (1833) of Daugavpils Fortress, where history goes hand in hand with the contemporary and creates a unique and inspiring place for creative expression and experience. Permanent exhibition: „Mark Rothko. Life and Art.” - Hall of Mark Rothko’s original paintings; - Digital exposition about Rothko’s life and art periods; - Rothko Research Hall (temporary exhibition); - Video Hall; - Silence Room; - Library. Temporary exhibitions: In Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre are displayed well-known Latvian and foreign artists’ exhibitions, created in different artistic media - painting, photography, graphic, textile and ceramic art, etc., as well as historical and cultural expositions. Throughout the year, there are 5 major exhibition season openings, showing best regional, Latvian and foreign art projects. We offer: • guided tours in Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and Daugavpils Fortress; • children and youth educational programs; • workshops and master classes (with and without preliminary knowledge); • Residence Programs for artists; • rooms for conferences, seminars and other events;

Reviewed By Vilija_Beata - Vilnius, LithuaniaVilnius, Lithuania

Absolutely amazing

Felt fascinated by the artworks there during our short visit to Daugavpils. Thank you for the friendly staff as well. It's probably better to go there by car than by any other form of transportation, but nevertheless- worth visiting! Will sure go again be

2. Daugavpils Fortress

Nikolaja iela 5, Daugavpils 5401, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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4 based on 148 reviews

Daugavpils Fortress

Daugavpils (Dinaburg, Dwinsk) fortress is located in the very heart of the second biggest city of the Republic of Latvia - only two kilometres away from the actual historical city centre. Still in the 18th century the small town of Dinaburg was situated in the place that is now occupied by an impressive low fortification complex - the last bulwark or bastion-type fortification in the world. Daugavpils fortress was created as a fortified ideal city, and nowadays the fortress has become a city in a city with ten wide streets, 80 buildings, squares, and public gardens. The total area of the fortress situated on both banks of the River Daugava is more than two square kilometres. The fortress has data on 1200 inhabitants officially registered in the fortress and living in 18 apartment houses. Daugavpils fortress is architectural and town planning monument of State significance. Its territory comprises 35 more individual historical monuments. Today the fortress undergoes dynamic development as the greatest regional culture, tourism and business centre. We invite you to have a walk around Daugavpils fortress and enjoy its creative life! The Fortress territory is open 24/7 to visitors. In general, you can walk on the main rampart and along inner streets here. Fans of an extreme tourism can explore various outside fortifications and underground galleries, as well as meet the bats. In the Fortress you can visit Mark Rothko Art Centre (contemporary arts), the exhibition hall of historical costume, purchase local souvenirs at two shops, eat at the cafe, organize conference. /Daugavpils Fortress Culture & Information Centre/

Reviewed By Bruce M - Sydney, AustraliaSydney, Australia

Worth a visit if you are in the vicinity

Parts of the ancient fortress are still on good condition and allow you to envisage how powerful it would have been in its time.Much of the grounds comprise buildings in a poor state of repair, or are private residences.There are much better examples of c

3. The Embassy of Latgale GORS

Pils iela 4, Rezekne 4601, Latvia Concerts & Shows, Theaters
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

The Embassy of Latgale GORS

Reviewed By anacW3256HT - Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia

A new, modern and large space for explore the cultural legacy of Latgale Region. Well kept. Very nice surroundings.

GORS (The Embassy of Latgale), located in the city's center, is a place where the story and the cultural heritage of Latgale region is shown through cultural and art events. This centre of culture features concert, exhibits and conferences halls, a film t

4. Latgale Zoological Garden

Vienibas iela 27, Daugavpils 5401, Latvia Nature & Parks, Gardens
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Latgale Zoological Garden

Reviewed By TrailBlazer664157 - Riga, LatviaRiga, Latvia

Surprise

Surprisingly nice little Zoo in Daugavpils city.Compact, but exciting - once you get in it is really interesting to what's done by enthusiasts there.Of course, almost free of charge.Put car outside on the street easily.Be aware there is no lunch options t

5. Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral

Tautas iela 2 | Church Hill, Daugavpils 5404, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral

Reviewed By Lelde O - Riga, LatviaRiga, Latvia

Most eye-catching on Church Hill

This is the most splendid church on Church Hill in Daugavpils . You can't go past without noticing it. There are some Orthodox icons outside on walls, but the most beautiful icons and decorations are located in interior.

6. Shmakovka Museum

Rigas iela 22 A, Daugavpils 5401, Latvia Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Shmakovka Museum

Reviewed By 35viktorijat - Kaunas, LithuaniaKaunas, Lithuania

Worth visiting

Interesting place to visit. You can find 2 different halls with exhibits. One is interactive, so guide in not needed. Second hall exhibits real, very high quality equipment for alcohol production. Our guide Sasha was amazing. Fluent russian, lots of perso

7. Aglona Basilica

Cirisa Iela 8, Aglona 5304, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Aglona Basilica

Reviewed By TrailBlazer664157 - Riga, LatviaRiga, Latvia

Amazing place

Amazing place must see everybody.White church looks impressive not just visually, but also energetic wise.Each year 15.08 little Aglona city getting simply overloaded with people of different ages, nationalities etc. Mass walk with candles during the nigh

8. Dubrovin Park

Rigas iela, Daugavpils, Latvia Nature & Parks
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4 based on 25 reviews

Dubrovin Park

Reviewed By acorna - Vilnius, LithuaniaVilnius, Lithuania

Interesting mixture

There are so many things crammed into that small, centrally located park: there is a monument to Red Army soldiers, a sculpture commemorating Pavel Dubrovin, a city mayor who supported formation of the park which is named after him, a huge fountain (not o

9. Ruins of the Rezekne Castle Hill

Krasta iela 31, Rezekne 4601, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Ancient Ruins
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Ruins of the Rezekne Castle Hill

Castle Ruins, situated on the hill by the river are the reminders of the ancient fortified residence of ancient Latgalians which existed there from the 9th to 13th centuries. At the end of the 13th century Livonian castle was built (Rozitten castle). The castle was situated in a strategically important place, so the Russians, Lithuanians, Poles were seeking to conquer the castle, but it was completely destroyed during the Polish–Swedish war (1656–1660).

Reviewed By anacW3256HT - Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia

Good and interesting place to visit. Nice panoramic views. Close to the Tourist information center. Worth it.

Rēzekne Castle ruins are located in the centre of the city. The castle was a strategically significant object that was desired by Russians, Lithuanians and Poles, but at the end it was totally destroyed by Swedes. Originally, there was an ancient Latgalia

10. Preili Museum of Dolls

Daugavpils St. 21, Preili 5301, Latvia Museums, Specialty Museums
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5 based on 32 reviews

Preili Museum of Dolls

Reviewed By Dudley B

Amazing dolls

I am English and my partner is Russian and we went here with friends yesterday. The dolls are amazing, the artist is a complete genius. They showed us a video in English about the history of the museum which was very interesting. The staff at the museum w

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