First mentioned in 1519, Härgla manor belonged to the von Maydell family in the Middle Ages. Later it had many owners, till the von Wetter-Rosenthal family obtained it for a longer period in the 19th century. The two-storied main building has been built in several parts during 17-19th centuries. The building has one of the most beautiful Classicistic pillar porches of the beginning of the 19th century in Estonia. From the 1920s till 1960s, the building was in private hands.

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Founded: 18-19th centuries
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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