Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils), Bauska

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Explore the history of Latvia's court through collections at Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils). The palace was built in the 1730s as a summer residence for the Duke of Courland. A Berlin sculptor and several Italian painters created most of the interior decorations, including lavish stucco creations. You can visit the Duke's suite with reception parlors and private rooms, and see a fully restored suite of duchess' rooms. Walk through a maze of alleys in a French garden with rose bouquets, pergolas, a green theater, and a fountain. The garden reflects the history of cultivating roses in Europe from the early 18th century onward. Before you head to Bauska, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bauska trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Bauska has to offer, including Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils).
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  • In the middle of nowhere is this splendid palace designed by an Italian architect the area has large parking lots and free luggage storage is available at the ticket office so as to deal with the visit to comfort very well maintained and I recommend the long ride worth the ticket cost € 9.00 Ps in bar very good cakes.
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  • A beautiful place to visit our tour guide gave a good explanation and history, the restoration that has been done is amazing. Looking from the first floor on to the gardens is like looking at a pictur...  more »
  • Rundāle Palace is a true jewel of the history and architecture of the 18th century, is situated among fields of the former Duchy of Courland, about 80 km from Riga. Is most suited to him the word "gourmet". The Palace was built to a design by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli for the Duke of Courland-a favourite of Empress Anna ioannovna Ernest Johann Biron. Built for quite a long time, with a break, because Byron was sent into exile, where and spent all the reign of Elizabeth Petrovna, and then came back. This suburban estate of nobles, where they lived, took, went on the hunt. This is the House in which no pomposity Royal residences, but there is a spirit of light, ironic, profane and striving for harmony of the 18th century. The owners have changed over time, so that the history of this place is very rich. Each Hall is interesting, but the most memorable: Golden Hall, White Hall, Bathroom Cabinets, porcelain roses Boudoir Duchess. Generally, in the Palace-beauty is in the details. Garlands of flowers on the walls or the graceful birds-graceful stucco decoration, porcelain, blue-and-white tiles, vintage costumes. The Palace was restored for a long time, and a huge work has been done! To restore a similar ensemble is very difficult, given that in the 20th century it housed a school, and warehouses. On the first floor you can see the exhibition about the restoration. Behind the Palace is a beautiful park. You can go on an excursion to rundale Palace from Riga with the group. However, if you get yourself from Riga, you must take a bus from the bus station to the town of Bauska, bus runs frequently, go h, and then another ten kilometers, moving to another bus to the rundale Palace. Unfortunately, this second bus is quite rare, for example at 11 am, and then a big break. So his schedule is worth a look on the Internet in advance. More information can be found on the Museum's website, there's also this site has a link to timetables.
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  • An excellent thing to visit a little bit outside of Riga both for tourists and citizens of Latvia. A beautiful garden and a beautiful interior, plus it's pretty quiet so you can take a walk around the garden mostly by yourself.
  • A lot of tourist visiting this place in summer, especially July. This place is popular not only because of the history it has and things to see, but their rose garden especially stands out! The garden is quite big and you can walk and see all the different kind of roses you can imagine. Everyone of the has it's name assigned as well and the date. If you would get tired of roses, you can always check out the labyrinth. Somewhere hidden in it there is a cafe where you can enjoy your tea or lunch.
  • Cool place. Huge. Many rooms to walk through. Be sure to check out the gardens there too. You can easily spend a couple of hours there.
  • Incredibly historical and full of culture, I strongly recommend visiting this center I loved it. I was too impressed.
  • Beautiful palace, comparable with the best ones in Poland. Definitely worth the trip. Many different rooms, each with its distinctieve style. Plenty of fine details. Splendid.

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