Malla Manor

Malla, Estonia

Malla manor traces its history back to 1443, when it is first recorder in written sources. During that time, there was a small castle at the site. Around 1620, the estate became the property of Swedish field marshal Gustav Horn. In 1651-1654, he commissioned architect Zakarias Hoffmann to erect a new manor house on the site. The house burnt down during the Great Northern War, and the current building received its appearance in the 1880's. The estate is now privately owned.



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Founded: 1880s
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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SANJAY (6 months ago)
Dilapidated building... there are better locations to visit.
Leonid Romanov (10 months ago)
It’s a pity, of course, that the roof burned down; it was such a beautiful building. "Malla Manor (German: Malla) was first mentioned in 1443. The manor was built in the Middle Ages as a vassal castle or fortified manor house. In the 1620s, Gustav Horn owned the estate. In 1651–1654 he ordered the master builder Zacharias Hoffmann to build a representative two-story Baroque palace, which was destroyed in the early 18th century during the Northern War. After the Great Northern War, the estate belonged to the von Levenwolds, and then the von Tiesenhausens. The manor house, destroyed during the Northern War, was restored in the 1770s as a two-story stone building in the style of early classicism. After a devastating fire in 1880, the manor house was rebuilt from the old walls as a magnificent neo-Renaissance building, completed in 1883. The building had a sloping roof and was expanded at the left end by a narrow gallery, which was completed by a four-story slender observation tower. The interiors were decorated with numerous paintings. The last owner of the estate before the transfer in 1919 was Olga von Lvovskaya. The building, which had been empty for several decades and was badly damaged, became private property in 1999, when its restoration began."
Larisa Lepik (3 years ago)
I found out about this place by chance. I drove in on purpose. I made a circle around, imagined what place it was ... Now I want to read more ...
Marko Moorbach (3 years ago)
Ilus mõisa on olnud , kahjuks lagunenud
Eneli Paris (3 years ago)
It is very sad that it has fallen into a fire, but the surroundings are fine
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