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Coordinates: 56°59'06,86'' N 24°12'15,82'' E Google Maps
(localisation not exact, possible mistake up to 200 metres)
No:91        (list of all monuments)
Category:Palaces and manor houses
Address:Riga, Teika, in area of Brivibas Street 140 (area of former factory "Alfa")
Versions of name:Gros Schmerl
Year of construction:18th century
Condition:Does not exist


At the former Riga - Vidzeme tract there were numerous manor houses including the Big Smerlis manor. It has not been preserved.

In 1781 this manor was sold to hotel-keeper V.Stitzer - it belonged to his family up to 1828. Surroundings of Smerlis back then was a popular place for recrreation of Rigans.

Up to 1920ies property of Kerkovius family. At the end of 19th century next to the manor there was the popular Smerlis restaurant.


The Big Smerlis manor - further away, behind the bridge, 1796

Further away behind the bridge there is the Big Smerlis manor. In forefront - Small Smerlis manor. J.C.Brotze. 1796

The Big Smerlis manor in the map from 1790

The Big Smerlis manor, map by J.C.Brotze. circa 1790


  1. Broce J.K. Zīmējumi un apraksti, 2.sējums, Rīga, Zinātne, 1996, pp.102.,103.
  2. Enciklopēdija Rīgas ielas, 2.sējums, Rīga, 2008, p.123.


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