Siesikai Manor Castle
The manor house of Siesikas Manor was built by Gabrielis Daumantas Siesickis in the the beginning of the 16th century. It is located on the southern shore of Lake Siesikai. The Manors castle is the only surviving fortified residential building of renaissance style in Lithuania.
That the castle was built as a fortress is evident by the visible shooting holes in the walls and the fact that it was protected on three sides by deep, water-filled ditches and embankments. Over time this renaissance castle also acquired baroque and classicist features. A lot of attention was paid to the floor, ceilings, to the harmony of architectural elements and wall paintings.
In the beginning of the 18th century during the Swedish attack, the Manor was heavily damaged and looted.
Currently, the first floor of the castle is fully restored, research and restoration work is being carried out on the second floor. Visitors are admitted to both floors and have the opportunity to get acquainted with authentic wall paintings and architectural solutions. Hour-long guided tours are available.