The Daugavpils fortress is the only example of a first-half of the 19th century fortress in Eastern Europe that has survived without major changes. The fortress was built on the site of the city’s former fortifications. As a result of its long construction period, it was fashioned as a unified ensemble consisting of the main part – the citadel with Empire- and Classicism-style features – and developed defence systems on the north bank of the river Daugava, and an outer fortification barrier on the south bank. Today, the fortress is one of the city’s residential areas. Several of the fortress’s buildings and facilities have been restored, streets renovated and the Mark Rothko Art Centre established.
Ancient Zilupe valley
St Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church in Pasiene
Ludza with lakes and castle ruins
Latgalian crucifix in a country scene
Daugava River Bends