Nature trails and parks
Rundale Palace ensemble – the most outstanding monument of Baroque and Rococo architecture and art in Latvia.
Great chance to relax from the daily rush in Mazmežotne manor Lords' house situated on a small hill above the ancient valley, by the picturesque Lielupe river. Hotel, facilities for events, banquets, seminars and sauna.
Mežotne Palace is one of the brightest examples of classicism architecture in Latvia, and it is even more significant due to the carefully planned and harmonious landscape around it merging the palace. The present building of Mežotne Palace was constructed from 1797 to 1802 according to the design of Italian architect Giaccomo Quarenghi. Mežotne boasts an English style landscape park based on natural beauty.
Mezotne Hillfort is situated on the left bank of the Lielupe River opposite the Mezotne Palace. It is one of the largest fortifications of the 9th-13th century Semigallians. Next to the Hillfort – Mezote Church (not restored!) and the family cemetery of the owners of Mezotne Palace – princes von Lieven. Traditionally on the third Saturday of May Mezotne Hillfort Festivity is held here.
"The Bright Ant's Trail" has been set up in Mezotne Hillfort since 2017 and it offers various activities. Here you can find out about the unique nature inhabitants of the castle mound - the bright ant, hermit beetle, grass-snake, woodpecker, stork and the bat.
Dievdarzins is an archaeological site on the banks of the Iecava River, opening a picturesque view over the river and the Lutheran church.
The complex of Iecava Manor
The complex of Iecava Manor, Iecava Manor Landscape Park, Freedom Monument of Iecava
Skaistkalne Carst Caves. Carst caves are funnelled cave-ins of the upper layers of the earth. The form in places, where underground waters erode rocks and leave holes. People have given carst caves their own names – Hay bed, Goat bed, Death bed and other. They can be visited in the company of a guide.
Garoza manor park
Garoza manor park dates back to 1791, when a beautiful and well-kept recreation garden with elements of Baroque and sentimentalism was created here. In the second half of the 19th century it was transformed into an English landscape park. In the summer of 2019, the park underwent major improvement works.
Nature trail Bauska
The trail set up in the Nature Park “Bauska” will take you on a romantic walk along the picturesque bank of the Memele River to Bauska Castle and further on to Kirbaksala, where the Musa and Memele Rivers join to start the Lielupe River.