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Raudone Castle, Raudone

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Raudonė Castle is a residential castle of the 19th century in Raudonė, Lithuania. Today it is used as a public school.
Bayersburg II Castle, an old Teutonic castle, stood here until the 16th century. The original castle is the setting of an East Prussian legend known as "The White Maiden of the Bayersburg". Raudonė was a royal manor, which Grand Duke Sigismund II August gave to Prussian merchant Krispin Kirschenstein. He built a Renaissance style manor house with a 110ft cylindrical tower on the grounds of the old castle at the end of the 16th century.
The 18th century owners of the Raudonė estate, the Olędzki h. Rawicz family, members of Polish nobility, commissioned Laurynas Stuoka-Gucevičius to renovate the castle. The next owner, the Russian Prince Platon Zubov, acquired the estate in the first half of the 19th century and his family transformed the castle yet again. Their architect was Cesare Anichini. The Neo-Gothic style building was built in 1877 as part of the castle building complex. It was used as a warehouse and a living place for servants. In 1923, the building was turned into mill. Today the whole complex is an example of 19th-century Neo-Gothic architecture. The last owners of the castle from 1898 to 1937, was Sophia Waxell, a granddaughter of Sophia von Pirch-Kaiserov who was niece of Platon Zubov, and her husband from Madeira, José Carlos de Faria e Castro. After early death of Sophia, the castle belonged to her husband, later on to her only son, Joseph Carlo de Faria e Castro and his wife Olga Kordashevski and their children Nikolai, Vladimir and Alexander. In 1937 the castle became property of the National Bank of Lithuania.
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  • This lovely castle has a 33 metre tower which you can climb for a small fee. The views from the top of the castle and the Nemunas River are spectacular. 
    This lovely castle has a 33 metre tower which you can climb for a small fee. The views from the top of the castle and the Nemunas River are spectacular.  more »
  • Frankly speaking, we have not so many castles in Lithuania. And if we do, not all are open for public society. we had a day trip along Nemunas river cost castles and Raudonė castle was one of the... 
    Frankly speaking, we have not so many castles in Lithuania. And if we do, not all are open for public society. we had a day trip along Nemunas river cost castles and Raudonė castle was one of the...  more »
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  • Outside is castle nothing special. Red brick building. Inside is some exhibitions and main attraction is tower. From tower is beautiful view around area. Big river Nemunas is very close.
  • The view from the tower is stunning, the surrounding nature also makes you feel at easy and relaxed. Also it seems that every weekend they celebrate there! Really recommend visiting this place for a breathtaking view and calmness.

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