Norviliškės Castle (a former monastery, also called Norviliškės Manor) is a Renaissance style castle. It was first mentioned in 1586. In 1617 the owners donated part of the real estate land to Franciscans. Around 1745 they built a monastery and a church in Renaissance style. The monastery was reconstructed at the end of the 18th century by Kazimieras Kaminskis. After the November Uprising of 1831, Russian authorities closed the monastery and turned it into barracks for soldiers, and later to a boarding school for girls. The Church of St. Mary Compassionate Mother was closed at the same time as the monastery. A new wooden church was built in 1929.

For a long time the former manor stood abandoned. In 2005, reconstruction was started by an entrepreneur, Giedrius Klimkevičius, from Vilnius. The project is supported by funds from the PHARE program. The hopes are that the Norviliškės Castle will become a tourist attraction. It offers hosting for business conferences or weddings, hunting, shooting practices, and other activities, including music festivals.

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Marek Kluka (5 months ago)
Amazing location and possibly big future wait for this place, but at this moment it looks abandoned and needs further investment
Martynas (2 years ago)
Beautiful, interesting and romantic place. Surrounded by Belarus on three sides. Suitable for a quiet rest. Very tasty food.
Nojus Domeikis (2 years ago)
It looks nothing like it describes that place
Red Ass (2 years ago)
Great view
Greta Kataržė (2 years ago)
It is beautiful looking from a distance
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