The founding date of Daugavpils, located in the Latgale region of Latvia, is considered to be 1275. It originates from the Dinaburg Fortress, erected by the Livonian Order. Subsequently, the city belonged to Poles, Russians, and Lithuanians. This interweaving of cultures has added a kind of charm to Daugavpils. He managed to preserve a number of cultural and historical monuments. The most significant are the Daugavpils fortress and the only place in Europe – the Church Hill, where ancient temples of 4 confessions are adjacent.
The pride of Daugavpils is a shot foundry with the oldest in Europe and still operating shot foundry tower. Many historical buildings and monuments are located along the 200-year-old pedestrian street Rigas. Interesting archaeological sites have been preserved on the territory of a natural park on the banks of the Daugava River.