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Šlokenbeka manor

Šlokenbeka (Schlockenbeck) manor is the only surviving specimen of a fortified manor in Latvia.

The manor was first cited in written sources in 1484. It was built by the vassal of the Teutonic Order, Werner von Buttler, on the postal route connecting Riga and Prussia. Šlokenbeka manor was developed as an enclosed complex. The buildings were connected by a protective wall, and entrance to the courtyard was through a fortified gate. In case of an attack, Šlokenbeka served as shelter for the Tukums gentry.

Šlokenbeka manor has been rebuilt several times, and new buildings have been added, as by the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century the manor had lost its function as a military support centre, and it was increasingly being adapted for household life.

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Coordinates:
56.975543, 23.227482
An alternative description

Engure district, Smārde parish, Milzkalne, Šlokenbekas muižas ansamblis, LV-3148
+371 29904147
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Children Ls 0.50

Tourism Object Services: 
Exhibitions
Guide service available
Seminars and conferences
Tourism Object Features: 
Access for disabled people
Free parking
Smoker-friendly
Last updated: 
30.09.2014