Rakvere Manor

Rakvere, Estonia

Teatrimägi hill is one of the oldest places in Rakvere – people have lived here for thousands of years. In the first half of the 16th century there was a Franciscan monastery here, but it was not until 1670 that the first, baroque manor house was built here. The park surrounding the manor was named the “People’s Park” when Estonia gained its independence. Today the original manor building (the building on the right of the manor complex) is a community centre, which was fully renovated in 2005.

Reference: Visit Estonia


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Founded: 1670
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Swedish Empire (Estonia)


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Leonid Romanov (9 months ago)
Rakvere Mois "Rakvere Manor (German: Schloß Wesenberg). The manor was founded in 1618. in the year when the territory of Rakvere Fortress was leased to Reinoud van Brederode (1567-1633). Rakvere manor complex was built in 18-19 centuries. The estate is historical , originally a one - storey mansion was built in the 1850s . The building was rebuilt in the 1920s as a two-story building. The manor house of the manor became the Rakvere Public House and belonged to the Rakvere Educational Society. But the manor park was the People's Garden. In the second half of the 1920s, a theater building was built at one end of the former mansion, which was finally completed only at the end of the 1930s. Today, the former manor complex houses the Rakvere Theatre. The barn of the manor dates back to the middle of the 18th century , with a triangular pediment decorated with rococo decorations . The small hall of the theater is located in the barn building.
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