Liubavas Manor Watermill-Museum

Situated near Vilnius, Liubavas (Lubow) is one of the oldest estates in Lithuania, one that sits at a picturesque location near the River Gerėja, presently known as Žalesa.

The ponds of Liubavas were thoroughly described in the treasury book of the Lithuanian ruler Žygimantas Augustas (Sigismund Augustus) back in 1546. The Liubavas estate has gone through great changes over centuries, its territory stretching all the way to Lake Siesartis at one point, and the whole place enduring significant ordeals in the Soviet times. Liubavas has been governed by the nobles, beginning with the royal family, the Duke Mikalojus Radvila Rudasis (Mikalojus Radvila the Red), the Golejevskis (Golejewski) family, the politicians Krišpinas Kiršenšteinas (Kryszpin Kierszeynsteyn) and up to the count Tiškevičius (Tyszkiewicz) family and the talented Slizienis (Slizien).