Abgunste Manor was built around the 1780s, but was burnt down in 1905. The reconstruction began in 1908 and was completed in 1931 when the manor became the Castle of Light - the Abgunste School. Today the manor has become a place of creativity for all kinds of arts, culture, contemporary design, events, accommodation and celebration of life.

We are offering open craft-workshops for ceramists, textile artists and woodworkers; the biggest ceramics kiln in Latvia is operated here. Take a break, sleep, celebrate, inspire, talk or bring out your creativity!

Enjoy the authentic beauty of Abgunte Manor. View and take photographs, listen to the stories - experience the revival of the manor.

You can embark upon a quest in the manor – where you have to solve puzzles, search for keys, and manage to escape until time runs out.


  • The manor is surrounded by four ponds and a park which is slowly coming to life;
  • Open craft workshops for ceramists, textile workers and wood craftsmen and the largest ceramic kiln in Latvia have been created in the manor;
  • The manor house apartments for an overnight stays with various convenience levels. Available: 45 beds + 15 extra beds. Accommodation price from 15.00 EUR /person;
  • Halls for rent: a large hall (70 sq.m.) and a small hall (35 sq.m.) - suitable for seminars, celebrations, weddings, concerts, exhibitions, etc. We provide furniture, projector, screen and sound solutions;
  • During the summer months, 6 glamorous camping (glamping) tents are scattered around the manor. High ceilings, comfortable beds, and specially created textiles give each tent a name - RowanberryFrogStrawberry, etc. Each tent can accommodate up to 4 guests;
  • Available for disabled persons;
  • Open tours and food festivals take place.


Abgunstes skola, Zaļenieki parish, Jelgava district
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Abgunstes skola, Zaļenieki parish, Jelgava district