Raudonė Castle construction works started in late 16th century, during the reign of King Sigismund II August. A new renaissance castle was built on the ruins of the old one by a German knight, Hieronymus Krispin-Kirschenstein. The castle has since been rebuilt many times. The 18th century Polish owners of the Raudone estate, the family Olędzki (Olendzki) h. Rawicz commissioned Wawrzyniec Gucewicz with a renovation of the castle. The next owner, the Russian Prince Platon Zubov, acquired the estate in the first half of the 19th century and his family transformed the castle yet again. Their architect was Cesare Anichini.

Today the building is an example of 19th century neo-Gothic architecture. Its last private owners were Sophia Waxell (a Zubov) and her Portuguese husband from Madeira, José Carlos de Faria e Castro. The original castle is the setting of an East Prussian legend known as 'The White Maiden of the Bayersburg'.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Lithuania


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Deborah Kasuske (16 months ago)
The outside was impressive. Not much to see inside but the tower and view was interesting. For 1.50 € not bad.
Mantė Dumskytė (17 months ago)
They are doing some work around it, so its very dusty, but still worth visiting and getting up on the top of the tower for the fantastic views!
Anastasija Anastazija (17 months ago)
Interesting nice place? Because everything simple
Arik Binder (20 months ago)
Very unique and well preserved castle, very unique in its view. There is beautiful park near the castle also recommended to visit. There is good parking place. Beautiful small lakes near by. You can go up to the tower for a small fee and to see the wonderful view from there, the lady in the entrance is very helpful and kind. I am very recommending that place as one of the best and must to visit in lithunia
Giedrius Melnikas (2 years ago)
Tower view is great, park is great. The nearby dinner has tasty KUGELIS. Thr exhibition is non existent. Cheap to enter. Must visit at least once.
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