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Daugavpils Fortress, Daugavpils

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Daugavpils Fortress, also known as Dinaburg Fortress or Dvinsk Fortress, is an early 19th century fortress in Daugavpils, Latvia. It is the only early 19th century military fortification of its kind in Northern Europe that has been preserved without significant alterations. The construction of the fortress began in 1810 by decree of Tsar Alexander I of Russia, in the atmosphere of increased tension before Napoleon's invasion of the Russian Empire in 1812. Construction of the fortress, due to Napoleon's invasion, lengthy delays, serious floodings and slow construction work, was fully completed only in 1878.

The Mark Rothko Art centre is located in the former Artillery arsenal.
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  • It is quite a huge area, and if you plan to cover every inch of it - you will need a few hours. It is a historical relic currently under renovation, but many people live inside the fort, mainly in... 
    It is quite a huge area, and if you plan to cover every inch of it - you will need a few hours. It is a historical relic currently under renovation, but many people live inside the fort, mainly in...  more »
  • We had a room in the Rothko art center. It was new, state of the art and had a lovely view in the fortress’ main gate. It turned out that this included tickets for the art center free of charge... 
    We had a room in the Rothko art center. It was new, state of the art and had a lovely view in the fortress’ main gate. It turned out that this included tickets for the art center free of charge...  more »
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  • It is a really huge fortified town. You'll need a half an hour just to walk it throw and around it. And it is interesting. I was there on Monday and no museum nor gallery was working so I could not say anything about it
  • Had guide lovely experience, thank you was very interesting hear about bats, and good bit history, super walk , kids liked white horse ghost. Brilliant expirience

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