A grandiose red brick mansion of Sangaste Castle built in 1881 is one of the most gorgeous examples of Historicism of the Baltic States; in the exterior of the building one can see similar elements even to Windsor Palace in England. The attention of visitors is attracted also by the park with ponds and rare tree species and the echo effect in the vaulting under the stairs.
The second pride and joy of Valgamaa - Taagepera Castle – was built in 1912 and represents the archaic-romantic direction of Art Nouveau, which partially hints at the impact of Finland. The free plan park surrounding the castle is one of the largest and richest in species in southern Estonia. Today, the castle has been converted into a hotel.