Mezotne Palace

Mežotne, Latvia

Mežotne Palace was built in Classicism style during 1798-1802 for a teacher and governess of the grandchildren of Russian Empress Catherine II, Charlotte von Lieven (1742–1828). Architects of the palace were famous Italian Giacomo Quarenghi and Johann Gottfried Adam Berlitz, architect of the Durbe Manor and the Kazdanga palace. Simultaneously with the palace there has also been developed an English style landscape park and complex of subsidiary buildings, creating one of the most impressive Classicism style ensembles in Latvia.

The palace suffered heavily in the First and later in the Second World War. The Lieven family owned the palace up to agrarian reform in 1920. Palace and park underwent reconstruction in 2001 and since then a hotel is located there.

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Founded: 1798-1802
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Latvia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Latvia)

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David Langer (13 months ago)
The palace itself was closed, the surroundings are beautiful, especially the bridge that crosses the river. Not worth a special trip, unless you are in the area.
кирилл каширин (2 years ago)
The palace itself seem to be open only during warm season and this information is not advertised properly. Rest of the time - just a relaxing place to take a stroll...nothing of interest.
Adomas Uselis (2 years ago)
The manor is nice from outsite, but surrounding buildings are not of such a good shape
Aleks Sandra (2 years ago)
The place is closed, no information about working hours. Nothing special in surroundings, only grass around. The palace from outside is nice, renovated. It is a hotel, but with no information about is it working or not.
Mareks Karpinskis (3 years ago)
Very nice venue.
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