Nature trails and parks
Rundale Palace ensemble – the most outstanding monument of Baroque and Rococo architecture and art in Latvia.
We offer to relax from the daily rush in Mazmežotne manor Lords' house with coming up a small hill above the ancient valley bank in a picturesque Lielupe valley. Hotel, facilities for events, banquets, seminars, 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.
In Mezotne Hillfort there is installed "Bright Ants Trail" that 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 noctule.
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
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.