Snēpele Palace

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Snēpele Palace
Courland, Latvia
Snēpeles castle.jpg
Type Palace

Snēpele Palace (Latvian: Snēpeles muižas pils) is a palace in the historical region of Courland, in western Latvia. It was originally built at the beginning of the 19th century as a baronial hunting lodge with two room apartments for guests on the second floor.[1] The building has housed the Snēpele primary school since 1924.[2]


The building has decorated columns on both sides of the portico, and the wrought iron railing dates from the first half of the 19th century. The exterior doors are from the second half of the 19th century.[2] The first floor has a hall with a beautiful painting on the ceiling. The second floor has a guest lounge with large rooms.

Preserved in the palace are three fireplaces, four columns and four furnaces. The corridors on both ends of the second floor remain with large semi-circular windows decorated with impressive ornaments.[2] In the basement is the kitchen with auxiliary rooms where the school cafeteria is now located. Meals are taken to the dining room floor through an elevator.

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  1. ^ Zarāns, Alberts (2006). Latvijas pilis un muižas. Castles and manors of Latvia (in Latvian and English). Riga. ISBN 9984-785-05-X. OCLC 72358861. 
  2. ^ a b c Latvijas Piļu un Muižu asociācija. "Snēpeles muiža". Latvijas Piļu un Muižu asociācija. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 

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Coordinates: 56°59′54″N 21°59′01″E / 56.99833°N 21.98361°E / 56.99833; 21.98361