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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. Put Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils) into our Bauska tourist route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bauska.
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  • Beautiful inside and out, and there are certainly flaws, such as queue. And not always in a huge crowd of tourists can be seen any there that plate bearing the inscription for a photo you want to pay. We at the cashier didn't say anything about it but then, employees began to require a label which then had a second time go to cashier and wait queue again. While this label is worth 2 euros. Inside is beautiful, but again, nothing to do, there are always many tourists. There is a café and a restaurant. Expensive restaurant and the menu is not large. For vegans out there unfortunately nothing. There are only two dishes for vegetarian. Garden with roses are very inspiring, each type is signed. If you go there, go early because they are closed even in the summertime, very early, and the last bus leaves somewhere in the 6:00 pm. If you like and I have no car then you risk stomp 12 kilometers on foot to Bauska.
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  • Built from 1730, was for some time as ordnance Depot and barracks because of the wars that have occurred. But was rebuilt and restored. It is worth to see it inside and out.
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  • A beautiful palace in a beautiful country. The gardens are well kept and make a relaxing break. Very interesting tour.  more »
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  • Nice palace with lots of things to see. Staff isn't prepared for situations like lost child though. I found 3 years old walking outside by herself with no adults in sight, and ticket officer after 5 minutes of thinking offered me to stay with her or walk her to the restaurant inside and leave for the staff her while they will think of how to look for parents. Turned out officer had been seeing this child for 20 minutes, but didn't do anything.
  • Interesting palace, a lot of history. I liked the basement a lot, going through the restoration process and the history of the palace. Could have more restaurants etc.
  • Worth visiting if you are passing by, but not worth driving here from long distance.
  • If you want to feel like a king, you probably have to visit this palace. Unique thing.
  • Beautiful historic place, no one room is the same. The staff are not that friendly though.

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