Stende manor was the
property of der Brüggen family. Buildings of different time periods
and different styles make its centre one of the largest manor
building complexes in Kurzeme. The oldest part of the previously
fortified castle is its dwelling corpus; it was built in the
beginning of the 16th century. The new manor house was
built in the end of the 18th and rebuilt in the
beginning of 19th century using the features of
In 1820 a cart house was built opposite the castle and the household buildings - it is one of the best Classicism style building complexes in Kurzeme. Among the manor buildings are also several servants' dwelling houses, stables, a cattle yard, and a barn.
It took quite a long period of time to create the park that surrounds the centre of the building complex. The peculiarity of the Stende park is the fact that the driveway first crosses the forest park and the landscape park and only then it reaches the central manor house. The highest oak in Latvia (36 meters) grows in Stende park. A stock company, Libagu pagasts library and a cultural centre are located in the manor building. It is private propierty.