Zvanītāji Ethnographic House

"Zvanītāji" is a house in Rucava, which was built at the end of the 19th century and has been ethnographically furnished, which now houses Rucava Traditions Club. Here one can get acquainted with the traditions of Rucava and enter into the spirit of Rucava’s ancient cultural environment. During summer, the Club offers various cultural programs with tasting of Rucava foods, group singing and dancing.

The wooden building still retains its original appearance – massive carved ceiling fixtures, a large common room with an inglenook and a bread oven, and a natural, unpainted wooden floor. A mantel chimney can still be still found in the kitchen. In 2000, the house was transformed into a museum with the typical household furnishings – a loom, the large household table, beds, a wardrobe, a cradle, various household objects and tools.

Rucava folk costumes, mittens, socks, and other craftsmen’s artefacts are on display. During the summer season the ethnographic house is open to all interested people. Cultural education programs together with Rucava singers are offered to tourist groups, including tasting of traditional Rucava food - real rye bread, sklandurauši, locally called žogarauši, white butter with potatoes, riezi or potato loaves.

Tourist groups or those with special wishes are advised to make prior arrangements by phone. +371 26814051

56.161659, 21.160784
  • Address: 
    Rucava district, Rucava parish, "Zvanītāji"
  • Mobile: 
    +371 26814051
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Working Hours: 

12:00 - 16:00

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Last updated: 02.09.2014