Built in 1810 by the Tsarist army to repel the imperialist advances of Napoleon, Daugavpils Fortress is the city's pride and joy. The fortress is impressively large - it accomodated 6 000 Russian troops between the end of the Second World War and Latvian independence. Today it houses the Mark Rothko Art Centre, named after the country's most famous artist, which is dedicated to contemporary art.
Address:Daugavpils iela Apses
8am-5pm - closed weekends