L. Ciūnys

Kairėnai Manor

The manor did not lack gaiety in its best times – reading of verses, theatre and domestic performances, solemn dinners, charming picnics on the grass during the lilac blossoming period. A small house with low windows and annexes, reconstructed after a fire in the beginning of the 19th century, did not look majestic, yet the then owners of the manor, the Lopacinskis family, equipped it in a luxurious and elegant style. The manor had a chapel, a tavern with a billiard room, a theatre and the summer swimming place. Transferred from one owner to another, today the manor and a well maintained park with a sophisticated system of ponds belong to Vilnius University Botanical Garden.