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Mežotne Palace is one of the brightest examples of classicism architecture in Latvia. Landscape is carefully planned and harmonious. It's expressive auxiliary buildings, the beautiful park, Lielupe River, and the picturesque landscape over the river in a unified ensemble.
Beauty of the Palace
Mežotne boasts an English style landscape park based on natural beauty. The park has three parts – a parade yard, a summer park and a winter park. In summer you can take romantic walk in garden or have a look at territory form above - in balloon.
Mežotne Palace is a home for a hotel, restaurant, pub and it offers premises for conferences, banquets and weddings undertaking diverse wedding services as well.
In the distant past Mežotne was a stronghold of ancient Semigallians, but the history of the Mežotne manor dates back to the era of Duke Jacob in the middle of the 17th century.
In 1795, the Russian Empress Catherine II transferred the Mežotne estate to the governess of her grandchildren Charlotte von Lieven for lifelong use.
The present building of Mežotne Palace was constructed from 1797 to 1802 according to the design of Italian architect.