Kalkune Manor Castle

  • Kalkune Manor Castle
  • Kalkune Manor Castle
Kalkuni, Kalkune parish, Augsdaugava district (Kalkūni, Kalkūnes pagasts, Augšdaugavas novads)
GPS: 55.848744 , 26.487605
+371 65476748

The manor castle was built in 1890-1892 according to project of the well-known architect V. Neiman (he was the chief architect in Daugavpils in the period from 1878 to 1895). The castle belonged to August von Etingen. The castle itself is asymmetrical, with towers, turrets and roof constructions its leaves quite a picturesque impression. The castle architecture reflects mostly to medieval architecture. However, the main entrance with a small column based on a balcony has purely classic motives. It is possible to notice a similarity to the shapes of Renascence. There used to be a sculpture of Order Master Valter von Pletenberg. The initial building overview can be seen in a published picture in the book by E. Serafim. The castle interiors have not been preserved. The farm buildings and auxiliary buildings are in a completely horrible condition.