Daugavpils is the second largest city in Latvia, located along the banks of the Daugava River in the southeast of the country. One of the city’s main tourist attractions is the famous Daugavpils Fortress, which remains one of Europe’s most complete defensive castles dating back to the early 19th century. You can spend several hours exploring this historical fort, which is built in the Empire style, with the exception of the Gothic Nikolas Gate and Water Tower. The Arsenal building of the fortress now houses the Mark Rothko Art Center, which showcases Latvian and international artists. History lovers should also visit Church Hill, which is unsurprisingly home to four interesting churches. The city offers several parks and gardens, museums and the Latgale Zoo.
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