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Kazdanga castle and manor house complex

Kazdanga castle and the manor house complex (Katzdangen) has been owned by the rich and politically influential barons of Kurzeme – Manteifeļi. Kazdanga castle was built in classicism style in the beginning of 19th century by the famous west European architect J. G. Berlic. Castle parka and the millpond. The making of the park started in […]

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Cavalier House and Granary

Kazdanga castle was built simultaneously with two granaries on its sides where one was later turned into a cavaliers’ house. This building preservesthe peculiar circular stairs that lead up to the attic. Yhe interior is decorated by a genre mural “Kazdanga 1888. To the market” painted by to Latvian artists L. Gintere and F. Kirke in 1976 in the tempera technique. Classicism style parquet is preserved on the first floor of the building.

Address: Jaunatnes gatve 1, Kazdanga
Phone: (+371) 28616717, (+371) 29103813
Web page: www.kazdangaspils.com

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Crypt of Barons Manteuffels

The crypt was first created in the period from 1903 to 1904, but the work was halted by World War I. The crypt had a marble monument, fontains and graves were covered with heavy stone slabs with the life details of the deceased. Today, 12 stone memorial plates remain here, and there is an indication of the place intended to store zinc coffins.

Address: Kazdanga
Web page: www.kazdangaspils.com

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Stone bridge

The stone bridge, which was built in 1840, leads to Kazdanga castle at the end of an alley of linden trees and crosses a ravine. The bridge is populary called the “Bridge of sighs” (Latvian: Vaidu tilts). Why sighs? It is because a lot ot tears, sweat and blood were shed when the bridge was built. The top of the bridge has small granite columns with iron shains and ornaments. Currently visible chains are sais to have been used on ships. A fragment of chain from the barons’ period is on display in the Kazdanga museum.

Address: At the end of Pils gatve, Kazdanga

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Former manor horse stable (Kazdanga House of Culture)

Initially, the building was made as a house for servants in 1686. In 1914, it was converted into a horse stable, and then (1957 – 1959) the stable was rebuilt to use it as a house of culture. The interior decorations was created by the latvian artist Albīns Dzenis and wood sculptor Ernests Treimanis by applying the national style. Currently, the building hosts a cultural centre and library.

Addess: Pils gatve 4, Kazdanga
Phone: (+371) 26681805, (+371) 63497017

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Former manor pub building

The pub building was built in 1868. The pub owner and his family lived in the northern end of the building. The middle section was used as a pub but the southern end was for accommodating travellers and their horses overnight. During the period of baron Karl Wilhelm, the pub was converted into a tea room. This building is a national monument of culture, and its main attraction and values are the facade, the old semi – circular arched windows and doors, as well as two iron wind indicators made in 1667.

Address: Liepu gatve 8, Kazdanga
Web page: www.kazdangaspils.com

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Mill and mill lake

The mill was built in 1840. Later it was fully rebuilt and only the facade gives a small glimpse into its past. Visitors can rent a water bikes (catamaran) for recreation in the lake.

Address: Liepu gatve 10, Kazdanga
Phone: (+371) 28616717, (+371) 29103813
Web page: www.kazdangaspils.com

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Cave

Kazdanga park with an area of 196 ha is a network of trails and velo paths. One of the velo trails winds along Dzirnezers lake and ends at the cave. Visitors can admire the beautiful scenery and attractive wooden sculptures. The cave is built of fields stone in 1914 and was a favourite leisure and resting place of the Baron Mantueffel.

Address: Kazdanga
Phone: (+371) 28616717, (+371) 29103813 (bicycle rent is avaiable)
Web page: www.kazdangaspils.com

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Boja manor

Boja muižu (Bojen) was built in 1860 by Baron von behr. Boja manor house ir represented by a Latvian villa – type building. The designer of the manor focused on its spatial solution. There is a park with two ponds and plantations of European fir trees next to the manor. The manor building currently houses the Southern Courland Forestry of “Latvia’s State Forests”.

Address: Bojas, Kazdangas pagasts, Aizputes novads

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Rokaiži manor

Rokaiži manor (Rokaischen) owned to Baron Hahn family. In 1846, in the Rokaiži manor remarkable Latvian folkrorist Fricis Brīvzemnieks was born. At the end of the lane of Rokaiži is monument, where teacher Juris Zinbergs was hung – one of the main organisers of the 1905 riots and the leading LSDSP member in Aizputes county. Manor now hosts “Rokaiži” retirement home since 1946.

Address: Rokaiži, Kazdangas pagasts, Aizputes novads