Kazdanga manor complex (Katzdangen) has been owned by the rich and politically influential barons of Kurzeme – Manteifeļi. Kazdanga manor was built in classicism style in the beginning of 19th century by the famous west European architect J. G. Berlic [...]
Phone: (+371) 29103813
Adress: Jaunatnes gatve 1, Kazdanga,
GPS: 56.734056, 21.732832
Kazdanga manor 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
GPS: 56.733652, 21.732315
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.
GPS: 56.735829, 21.732882
The stone bridge, which was built in 1840, leads to Kazdanga manor 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 manor museum.
Address: At the end of Pils gatve, Kazdanga
GPS: 56.733296, 21.733234
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, (+371) 26681805
GPS: 56.732223, 21.732913
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
GPS: 56.729628, 21.731743
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
GPS: 56.728699, 21.732143
Kazdanga manor 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.
Phone: (+371) 28616717 (bicycle rent is avaiable)
GPS: 56.718216, 21.735156
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
GPS: 56.681054, 21.655130
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
GPS: 56.734246, 21.658871