Sveksna Manor complex is located near a small river Sveksnale in Silute district, Sveksna sub district. Manor house is in a center of Sveksna town, near neo-gothic church of St.Jacob. This church and Manor house are combined by a unique two arches viaduct.
Sveksna Manor house is mentioned from the fiftheenth century, town - since 1509. In 1880 Adomas Pliateris built here Sveksna Manor villa (which remains until our days), in honor of his wife and named it "Genovaite".
During World War I, after the departure of Pliateriai, Sveksna Manor was overpowered by German officers, who damaged bildings, destroyed and broke the famous Manor "zoo".
In 1918, Lithuanian Independence era, Jurgis Pliateris came back from Russia to Sveksna and lived here until the beginning of Sovietizatio. Jurgis Pliateris had a tragic fate- he was exiled. He died in exile, buried in an unkown grve. Manor house was destroyed a lot in 1940. Bolshevik activists creating a fire in a park, burned all Sveksna Manor archive, lbrary books. Destroyed many valuable works of art.
According with the law, villa "Genovaite" was returned to Aleksandras Pliateris wie - Countess Felicija Laimė Broel - Pliaterienė in 2001. She fixed all Mnaor buildings and park - restored the palace and estalished a mseum.
Villa "Genovaite" is decorated with plaster moldings and paintings. Elegant banquet hall with four columns, rich marbling, stucco, painting. Beams between the
columns and the roof is deocrated with friezes of 30 sculptures of women heads. Figure of ancient goddess Flora is painted in the center of the ceilling. At the side - cupids strewing flowers, bearing garlands and playing with pigeons. Sveksna Manor park with 9.5 hectares green area, is one of the most beautiful parks in Lithuania. There are many native and exotic tre species in this park, here you can find sundial, decarative vases, sculpture of the goddess Diana. The vibrancy of the park is provided by a few ponds, small river.
Up to date you can find here small park architecture: the central gate of the fence, garden fence gate with stone remains, ancient Roman hunting goddess Diana statue in the larger pond on the island. The newky restored sundial, a vase on a pedestal, round observation deck with railing, stairs with vases, St Mary sculpture, "Angel of Freedom", footbriges.
Today in villa "Genovaite" you can take a ride in a brougham, organize a photo shoot, a buffet or weddings.Also, there are catering and accommodation as serivces as well. There are offered tables and the other equipment for a photo shoot.