Nature reserve “Pilskalnes Siguldina” (59,3 ha) is located in an exuberant valley eroded by melting glaciers.The banks of the valley are rich in broad-leaved trees.
Dendrological and geographical route.Length 3,8 km.The trails forms a closed circle.Here you can see 28 dendrological, 10 geological and cultural objects.The tour takes 2-3 hours.The visitors will see mighty secular trees, oaks forming a bridge from branches, union of various species of trees.
Spriditis trail for children.Length 1.6 km.Begins at the small water reservoir.There are 32 wooden sculptures representing the characters of the tale "Spriditis" by Anna Brigadere.Trail “Vestures liecinieki” (The witnesses of history)Length 0.6 km.The extension of the dendrological route stretching along an untouched part of a primeval forest.The trail informs about the heritage left by World War I and the protective structures of German army – bunkers.
Marsh trail.A trail from wooden planks across a small cranberry marsh.An exciting opportunity to learn about the flora of a marsh and the insectivorous plant - sundew. Augszeme landscape trail.A wonderful opportunity for recreation.The 8 km long trail brings you along 6 lakes, springs, arranged resting and campfire places with an original flora and fauna.
Bebrenes castle complex is placed in Bebrenes park, which is one of the most expressive english landscape style parks in Latvia. In castle complex is included in 1896. built counts Platers - Zibergs castle (now Bebrenes secondary school), castle gate, kitchen building, steward house, maisonnette above cellar, mill (1836.) and stables. Count Stanislavs Kostka Platers - Zibergs started to build the castle at the end of 19. century. He possessed Bebrenes estate. The most important castle building was built in French renesance style (Polish architect L. J. L. Markoni, 1834. - 1919.). There is partly saved catacomb from castle cellar to kitchen building till our days. In Bebrenes new cemetery is seen also counts family vault (built in 1875.)
Dviete natural park belongs to the EU network of protected natural areas Natura 2000. The park has been granted the status of particular importance for birds, as it corresponds to the respective criteria not only on the EU level but also globally. The natural park "Dviete water-meadows" is an internationally important gathering place for spring-time migratory birds and an important nesting place for water-birds. The park’s area corresponds to the international criteria of wetlands as set out in the Ramsar Convention.
The historical centre of Daugavpils city is an architectural heritage of national importance (the construction work was carried out in the 19th century according to the project endorsed in St Petersburg in 1826). The historical centre is the greatest attraction of the city and one of the most successful examples of balancing the aspects of ancient and modern timesDaugavpils is exceptionally rich in red brick buildings. This style was developed by many outstanding architects. In Daugavpils this variety of eclecticism is most widely represented in the buildings designed by Wilhelm Neumann, an architect of the German origin, who was the chief architect of Daugavpils from 1878 to 1895. Bright examples of brick architecture are the buildings at 1/3 Saules Street and at 8 Muzeja Street. The shape-forming techniques typical of eclecticism that were applied in the facades of these buildings even many decades later make one appreciate and admire the striking accuracy of detail.. The cultural heritage comprised of architectural, artistic, industrial and historical monuments combined with the picturesque surroundings create the essence of Daugavpils image and endow it with a special charm.
The only early 19th century fortress inEastern Europe that has remained virtually unchanged. An outstanding fortification that occupies more than 150 ha. A zigzag line of fortifications is formed by a rampart with 8 bastions, 6 ravelins, 6 counterguards and other protective structures: lunettes, redoubts and a moat. On the left bank of theDaugavaRiver there is a bridgehead. Each detail of the fortress was developed using the construction experience of the best architectural schools of Tsarist Russia andEurope. Inside the fortress was planned as a traditional military town: in the centre there was a parade ground, surrounded by blocks of administrative and residential buildings. All the facades of the buildings represent the Empire style, except Nickolas Gate and the water tower built in the Gothic style.
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Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre is a multifunctional complex of contemporary art, culture and education situated in the Arsenal building at Daugavpils Fortress. It is the only place in Eastern Europe where the original masterpieces of the famous painter and the founder of the abstract expressionism Mark Rothko can be seen.
Daugavpils shot factory tower is one of the best preserved examples of shot towers all around the world. It works with a technology invented by William Watts in 1782. After minimal improvements during time all the machines are ready to work even today!
The Nature Park is located in the Daugava River valley section from the border of Krāslava to Naujene. It was established to preserve the unique and peculiar landscape of the ancient valley of the Daugava River, its valuable nature complexes, biological diversity of plants and animals, as well as its cultural and historical monuments.
There is no question that people is an important part of attention for foreign tourists .
Daugavpils is much more ethnically mixed than the rest of Latvia, with very prominent Russian, Polish, Belarusian, Lithuanian and (historically) Jewish Communities.
A visit to the market and stroll through its streets will leave us a nice photographic memory
In the depths, under the many hills of Latgale, there are rich clay resources which can be used as material for artists and craftsmen. In Rēzekne, there are more than forty pottery and two applied arts studios (‘Rēzeknes apriņķa podnieki’ and ‘Podnieku skola’). Latgale is traditionally characterised by its local pottery - jugs, pots and candle holders - and by rich colour glazing.
Weavers have preserved the old traditions in their local Latgalian blankets, patterned bedspreads, patch rugs and belts. Knitters hand down their woollen glove and sock knitting skills from one generation to the next. Latgalian ornaments, borders and patterns, especially the cross pattern, are used.
Latgalian craftsmen are the makers of beautiful and very practical wickerwork - cradles, baskets, small boxes and chests.
An opportunity to see the samples of all products manufactured in the Līvāni Glass Factory during its years of operation. Līvāni Glass Museum tells the history of the factory and the manufacturing of glass artifacts from its opening in 1887.
The factory premises offer an opportunity to witness how professional glass-blowers work. The glass factory in Līvāni had been in operation for more than 100 years. It was mentioned for the first time in historical documents in 1887. To date the museum’s collection includes 4000 unique products of glass. The museum offers an opportunity to see the samples of all products ever manufactured in the Līvāni Glass Factory during the years of operation, starting from its opening in 1887.
When tourists arrive to the town, they come to a paradise which is full of mountains, lakes and forests, from old times known as Lithuanian Switzerland
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