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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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  • Not much glitz. It was a very good atmosphere in Palace. It is different from the old town of Riga. In order to protect floors as well as a tour of the Palace shoes on the cover. It was a little feeling of identification. Locker room, light and fast to see. You can also take a photo freely if camera fee you pay. There is a small souvenir shop. I think if you visit in the summer, the garden is clean. So I went to the winter garden is a little lonely. I think it is worth a visit, but just a little bit away from Riga.
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  • If you to go here go in summer or spring. Summers in Latvian is not hot, and there is huge garden beside castle which is astonishing. Inside is very rich made in traditional russian baroque style. Fur...  more »
  • This was not planned. We were heading to Lithuania and we saw signs for Rundale Palace. It may have helped that we had the palace all to ourselves but it was great to see this restored palace.  more »
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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