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Dinaburga Castle

Dinaburga Castle
Latgale, Latvia

Museum Model of Castle
Type Castle
Built circa 1273–1277
Built by Livonian Order
Demolished before 1577
parts of foundation exposed in excavations
Open to
the public
Komtur of Dünaburg Castle

Dinaburga Castle (German: Dünaburg), also known as Vecdaugavpils or Vecpils, is a castle located in Naujene parish east of Daugavpils, in the historical region of Latgalia, in eastern Latvia. It is strategically situated on a high bank of the Daugava River. It was built between 1273 and 1277 by the Livonian Order, and destroyed by Russian troops before 1577. Nowadays, fragments of the foundation are exposed.[1]

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Coordinates: 55°54′45″N 26°43′30″E / 55.91250°N 26.72500°E / 55.91250; 26.72500

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