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Alatskivi Travel Blog› entry 6 of 13 › view all entries
May 18th, 2008 – by: anjok
Sunday morning we woke up early, dressed in nice girly clothes (or at least wanted to, but it was raining heavily, so i had to change fluffy skirt to pants) and headed 200 km to the south of Estonia.
There is a prehistory to this... Estonia has a huge number of historical manors (country-houses). Some are in a very bad shape, not reconstructed, ruined, nothing left but a name. But some a pretty good. Those that have been reconstructed are used as gathering points, places to have weddings, have museums, guest-houses or even spas inside. Long story short, we decided to try and visit as many of them as possible this summer. And we decided to start with Alatskivi. Well... because it looked to us as Disneyland on the pictures.
So we found in quite easily, the manor consists of a castle, a huge park and some small buildings like stable. It was originally built in 15th century and gained its original look in the 19th century. There was a museum for interested people, but we just walked around, enjoyed the green of the park and simply had fun. A couple of hours is more than enough to see everything. So after some time we headed to Tartu. to be continued :)
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