Every traveller who wants to be acquainted with Daugavpils should visit Church Hill which has gathered the churches of four different confessions. Daugavpils Church Hill is located a clear distance from the city centre, in the Jaunbuve (newly erected building) neighbourhood. This neighbourhood was built in 1865 after the approval of the land-use plan for the named Dinaburg (one of the earlier names for the city of Daugavpils). At that time, Jaunbuve consisted mainly of one-storied wooden houses. At the end of 19th century, red brick buildings also started to appear. At the turn of the century, the population was beginning to grow. The need for building churches appeared in this area.
Due to its many sacral buildings, the neighbourhood was named Church Hill. Church Hill is a unique place in Daugavpils. Churches of all four main religious denominations in Latgale exist within a relatively small area. This complex creates a unique panorama of Daugavpils. The churches became not only the religious centre of the Jaunbuve neighbourhood but also its architectonic dominant.
The complex of buildings contributes to the city panorama with its diversity of architectural styles, from Baroque and Neo-gothic to Byzantine. During the century the churches survived different times and political powers. The sacral buildings were destroyed several times, but every time they were reconstructed.