Maardu (Maart)

Jacob Staël von Holstein, 1660-talet

Herrgården Maardu finns dokumenterad redan 1397. Huvudbyggnaden som den ser ut idag går tillbaka till tiden när herrgården ägdes av släkten von Fersen. Arkitekten är Jacob Staël von Holstein har ritat flera palats i Tallinn bland annat släkten von Rosens palats på Pikk ganta 28. Byggnaden är idag den svenska ambassaden. Byggnaden är ett vackert exempel på byggnadsstilen palladianism. 


Maardu (Maart)

Jacob Staël von Holstein, 1660s

The Maardu Manor is first mentioned in 1397. The main building as we see it today was built at the time when it was owned by the Fersen family. Its architect – Jacob Staël von Holstein – is known as the author of a number of palaces in Tallinn, including the Rosen Palace on Pikk Street 28 (today the Embassy of Sweden).

The building is a notable example of Palladian architecture in Estonia. It also shows some influence of contemporary Dutch architecture. It was similar to the Palmse and Aa manors, but unlike these it survived the Great Northern War . Some elements – such as the lower wings and the façade decoration – are later, from the time when the owners were the Brevern family (1747-1919).


Palladianism - Skapades av den italienske renässansarkitektekten Andreas Palladio (1508-1580). 


Palmse (Palms)Haljala
Jakob Staël von Holstein, 1697; Johann Caspar Mohr, 1782-1785

This history of this manor goes back to the Middle Ages, when it belonged to the Cistercian Convent of Saint Michael in Tallinn. At the beginning of the 16th century it went to private hands and since 1522 its owners were the Metztaken family. In 1676-1919 it belonged to the Pahlens.

The main building was originally a two-storey structure in Palladian style. It was designed by Jakob Staël von Holstein, who is also thought to be the author of the main building of Maardu as well as some Palladian structures in Tallinn. In the Great Northern War the structure got severely damaged. It was restored by around 1730.

The current building, designed by Johann Caspar Mohr, the architect of the Stenbock Palace in Tallinn, was completed in 1785. It is, according to many, the most notable Baroque manor in Estonia.

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