Durbe as was first mentioned in written sources as Šlokenbeka manor in 1475. Built in 1671, the manor was reconstructed in classical form between 1820 and 1823 according to the project of architect Johann Gottfried Adam Berlitz who rebuilt the façade with a wedding-cake portico and Ionic columns in the 1820s. From 1789 to 1808, Ernst Karl Philip von Groth used the property as a summerhouse. From 1818 to 1838 the estate belonged to Count J. von Medem, while it later belonged to the Count of Jaunpils von der Recke. The family of Baron von der Recke owned the manor from the 1848 to 1920, when the agrarian reform began. Today it houses part of the Tukums Museum collection.

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Founded: 1820-1823
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Latvia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Latvia)

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Rihards Balcuns (3 months ago)
Nice place!!!@
RoboDoc (8 months ago)
Great historical place
Renāte Puriņa (8 months ago)
It's very beautiful
Rokas Barzda (9 months ago)
Nothing for international visitors. Latvian only.
Janis Blums (3 years ago)
A well renovated castle - a must see place when visiting Tukums.
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