Count Benediktas Marikonis was given Taujėnai Manor together with his wife Marija Radvilaitė, a descendant of the famous Radziwiłł (Radvila) family. The manor was her dowry, and the count undertook its reconstruction. It was renovated according to the design of Italian architect Piero de Rosso. The Classicist palace was known for flamboyance and wealth. Roes and fallow-deer were running in the park of the manor, birds were flying over it and swans were swimming in the ponds.