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Title: Raudondvaris  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
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Subject: Kaunas County, Edvinas Dautartas, Kaunas District Municipality, Umiastowski, Nevėžis (river)
Collection: Villages in Kaunas County
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Coat of arms of Raudondvaris
Coat of arms
Raudondvaris is located in Lithuania
Location of Radondvaris
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Dzūkija
County Kaunas County
Municipality Kaunas district municipality
Eldership Raudondvaris eldership
Capital of Raudondvaris eldership
First mentioned 1392
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,092
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
St. Theresa church

Raudondvaris is a village on the Neman River in Kaunas district, Lithuania, 10 km (6.2 mi) west of Kaunas.


The town was first mentioned in Teutonic chronicles in 1392. The old castle was rebuilt after the Battle of Grunwald and became Grand Duke's property. In 1549 Grand Duke Sigismund II Augustus presented the castle to his wife, Barbara Radziwiłł. After her death the castle fell to ruin. A new Renaissance red brick palace, known as Raudondvaris Castle, was built in 1615 on the high bank of the Nevėžis River by the Radziwiłłs. The palace is surrounded by a park with a palm house (no longer in use). The residence was known for its remarkable fine arts collection, including paintings by da Vinci, Caravaggio, Rubens and del Sarto. The palace belonged to the Tyszkiewicz family until the end of World War I, when it was converted into a shelter for children. It suffered damage during World War II and was rebuilt only in 1959–1973. Currently it houses collections devoted to the Tyszkiewicz family and Juozas Naujalis.

Another notable building in Raudondvaris is the basilica of St. Theresa, founded by Benedykt Tyszkiewicz (rebuilt in the 20th century), with altars painted by Michał Elwiro Andriolli, and Tyszkiewicz family tombstones.

Famous citizens

External links

(Lithuanian) Unofficial website of Raudondvaris

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