Eesti mõisad
 Gutshöfe Estlands
 Viron Kartanot
Estonian Manors
Renaissance Style Manors
  Start page



  Medieval fortified

  Medieval wooden

  Old Baltic style



  Late baroque /
  early classicism



  Art Nouveau

  Heimat style


  Various meanings
  of manor

  Types of manors

  Manor complex

Estonian manors
Previous part (previous style)

Little is known about the influence of Renaissance style, which originated from the Mediterranean countries and dominated in Estonia from the first half of the 16th century until the first half of the 17th century. The wide windows of the Purtse fortress-manor (built in the 1530s) is one example of the Early Renaissance style.

Kiltsi fortress (near Haapsalu) which was rebuilt as a palace with three beautiful curved portals at the beginning of the 17th century, can be regarded as the only example of High renaissance in Estonia. The influence of the Renaissance on Estonian manorial architecture was presumably a bit stronger than that, but very little of the 16th and 17th centuries has been preserved to the date (largely due to the destructions of the Great Northern War).

Next part (next style)

Copyright 1999-2021 © Estonian Academy of Arts. All Rights Reserved
Translation © 2006 Estonian Association of Masters in Conference Interpreting and Translation
Without limiting the rights under copyright, no part of this website may be reproduced