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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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  • Palace was in pale orange buildings in pastel colours cute. It was a nice. When out in the garden of the Palace, in a blanket of snow, from which the Palace is very beautiful.
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  • Rundale Palace, built in the Baroque style by the famous Italian architect F.b. Rastrelli. In the year 1736 was laid the first stone of the Foundation of the Palace until 1770 year when mirrors were inserted in the White Hall, the construction works were carried out with the involvement of famous artists of the time. The Palace is not only the architectural splendor, also a Museum, in which carefully preserved the fine detail of everyday life of the apartments of the Duke and Duchess. Around the building there is the Palace park, which retains the original layout. The garden was implemented as planned by Rastrelli, along with the construction of the Palace and is an integral territory of the Palace ensemble. Therefore, it is better to visit this place when the heat, to be able to enjoy the beauty of the architectural masterpiece.
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  • Near the town of Bauska is rundale Palace. Beautifully restored, with excellent interiors, with a beautiful park. Be sure to visit and enjoy.
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  • You should go here if you are in Latvia. The nearby castle of Bauska is also a choice but before coming here. The Palace has really interesting displays inside. Feels like a "mini" louvre focusing on Latvian history. The garden is perfect though visited this at the end of Autumn so flowers were not in full bloom anymore. Still captured some artistic shots of the Palace.
  • Beautiful palace, worth the visit. A bit expensive for the Latvian cost of living standards. Try to go around May when the gardens are at bloom, otherwise it is not that spectacular.
  • A unique place to visit on a beautiful summer day. Large park is part of the sight. Free parking. Signs missing from parking lot to the palace though. Additional parking available at a restaurant's parking lot, altough again signs missing.
  • One of the best palaces we visited during our tour through the Baltics. Recommended and that's a;so the case for their friendly coffee shop in the basement.
  • Perfectly renovated top 1 castle in Latvia. A must see place when visiting Zemgale