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Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils), Bauska

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • Grand complex of buildings and the wonderful park. Many views and walking to see everything. Park in a lot of different plants. In the Castle many exhibits.  more »
  • This is actually a very large Palace. If visiting the gardens also you need a couple of hours. The basement cafe is good however gets busy when tour buses descend. Really superb restoration - just go!  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit to this incredible palace. We had a fantastic guide - Inge - who walked us through the rooms and she gave us a wonderful tour. Don't skip the marvelous gardens.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very nice place Rundale casstle
  • Luxuirous, beautifully preseved palace where you will feel yourself as somewhere in the Loire valley or in St Petersbourg. Its special charme that there os no crowd and you can enjoy walking in its numerous rooms. It is really worth buying a long walk ticket combined with garden visit where are houndreds of colourful roses.
  • Beautiful Palace, do not miss to visit the gardens (an extra ticket is needed)