Raudondvaris Castle

Local nameRaudondvario dvaras
LocationRaudondvaris, Lithuania

Raudondvaris Castle, also referred to as Raudondvaris Manor, is a Gothic-Renaissance gentry residence, located in the eponymous town of Raudondvaris, Lithuania.

First mentioned as a pagan keep by Teutonic chroniclers in 1392. When Samogitia was handed over to the Order, the Teutons built a small castle of Koenigsburg on this spot, housing 80 knights and 400 soldiers. The castle was further strengthened and enlarged following the Battle of Grunwald. Since then it was the personal property of kings of Poland and the Grand Dukes of Lithuania until 1549, when Sigismund II Augustus donated it to his wife, queen-consort Barbara Radziwiłł. Following her death the red brick-built manor fell into disuse and was sold to Gintowt-Dziewałtowski family, who sold it back to the mighty Radziwiłł family soon afterwards.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raudondvaris_Castle

Official Website https://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raudondvario_dvaras_(Kaunas)

Address 54001, Lithuania

Coordinates 54°56'35.421" N 23°47'4.18" E

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