Cirava

Cīrava manor from a birds flight during golden hour

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Cīrava Palace  is located in the village of Cīrava, Aizpute municipality, Latvia.  The palace / manor t was built in 1752 as a hunting palace for the German Baltic baron family von Manteuffel-Szoeges. Cīrava manor in Latvia We love to come and visit Cīrava if we have a chance, so did happen last time at the start of November 2020, I was equipped with a DJI Mavic AIr 2 drone and wanted to make some awesome golden hour HDR photography Abandoned Manor Complex in Cirava (Latvia) Cīrava…


Rhododendron Garden in Cirava (Latvia)

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If you are heading to a remote Latvian village Cirava, you have few options to make your visit pleasant here, like there are very interesting but abandoned manor complex and a lovely church.However, local residents at Cirava has something else to offer for both local and foreign travelers - a rhododendron garden located in territory of cemetery. Well, if you are hoping to see here something like Keukenhofs tulip gardens, then .. then go to the Netherlands, here in Cirava you will find a small…


Cirava Evangelic Lutheran Church

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Cirava Evangelic Lutheran Church is located in historical region of Courland in Latvia. Cirava church is closely located to Cirava manor complex, those of you traveling to Latvia and especially to Courland, it's woth to pay a visit to Cirava as well. Cirava Church​ This massive church has been built in 1780-1781, and had been rebuilt in 1876 and 1888. The church is known for its exquisite Rococo altar, pulpit and organ. Read more (In Latvian) Architectural monument Cirava church…


Abandoned Manor Complex in Cirava (Latvia)

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Now, this was a quite interesting experience discovering a small village in western Latvia (region of Courland) - Cirava. I was so fascinated about this place that I decided to make two separate articles - one for the manor complex and the second for the church. Today I will write about the manor complex which actually seemed abandoned for me, but as it turns out it's actually sold to some Italian investor for about EUR 700 000 back in 2014. So seems this is money you should have in your…