From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Pilsiela 2, Skrunda
- Phone: +37122113355
- Web: www.skrundasmuiza.lv
Cultural differences that’ll make your jaw drop
This place is full of contradictions. On the one hand there’s the culturally significant, gorgeous old Skrunda Manor, and on the other there’s an old military eye-sore, until recently the Soviet Army’s most important radar station. There are no greater opposites––refined manor culture versus the army lifestyle of an aggressive socialist country. Thankfully, they didn’t destroy the old “chateau”, it remained (semi) intact and is now nicely restored, seeking to revive and modernize the values preceding the Soviet invasion. We don’t recommend Skrunda to regular gourmands used to enjoying the very finest culinary achievements, but if you’re open to new flavor experiences (including some extreme ones), then Skrunda might just be for you. Here you’ll enjoy pork salad with potatoes, sauerkraut soup with pork, lamb rib roast with vegetables and mushrooms. Definitely make this a packaged tour––staying overnight and visiting the ghostly, abandoned radar center is a unique experience. The cultural differences will feed your mind for a long time...
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