Jelgava Palace or Mitava Palace is the largest Baroque-style palace in the Baltic states. It was built in the 18th century based on the design of Bartolomeo Rastrelli as a residence for the Dukes of Courland in their capital - Mitava (today Jelgava), Latvia. The Dukes of Courland also had a summer palace by Rastrelli nearby called Rundāle Palace.HistoryConstruction of the palace started in 1738 on an island between the Lielupe river and its branches. The site had borne the residence of the former Courland dukes of the Kettler dynasty and, before that, a medieval castle belonging to the Livonian Order.Following Ernst Johann von Birons fall from grace in 1740, all construction work was stopped, even though the roof of the palace had not yet been completed. Most of the building materials and interior elements were moved to St. Petersburg where Rastrelli used them in building of other palaces. Work resumed after Biron's return from exile in 1762. However due to financial difficulties duke moved into palace only in 1772 although interior decorations still was in progress in many rooms. Besides Rastrelli (who, with the death of his patroness, the Empress Elizabeth, lost business in Saint Petersburg), Danish architect Severin Jensen participated in the project, giving the palace a touch of classicism.Work out when and for how long to visit Jelgava Palace and other Jelgava attractions using our handy Jelgava vacation planner.
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Елгавский дворец самый большой дворец Латвии.Его построил Б.Растрели для Российской империатрици Анны Иоанновны,дворец много раз горел,в 50 годах дворец восстановили полностью.Там была сельхоз академи... more »Jelgava Palace is the largest Palace in Latvia. It was built for the Russian Rastreli b. imperiatrici Anna Ioannovna, the Palace burned many times, in 50 years the Palace was restored in full. There was the agricultural Academy, the University is currently in a Palace there is a Museum, Tomb, Cafe Food Bogov"gde you can try hot chocolate in the courtyard of the Palace pass holidays students in the Palace park and conduct various fairs, comes very much people. And now will be held Easter fair , beauty, words can not describe it, it's a must see for all. We invite!
Le bâtiment est un peu défraîchi mais impressionnant par sa taille. Ancien Palais Grand-Ducal, il a abrité le futur Louis XVIII pendant une partie de la Révolution Française. more »The building is a bit shabby but impressive by its size. Former Palais Ducal, it housed the future Louis XVIII during part of the French Revolution.
Дворец проекта Растрелли XVIII века, построенный в стиле барокко. Резиденция герцогов Курляндии. Сейчас там располагается академия. Есть экспозиция - Усыпальница курляндских герцогов, но увы работает ... more »Rastrelli's project of the 18th century palace, built in the Baroque style. The residence of the Dukes of Courland. Now there is located the Academy. There is the tomb of the Dukes of Courland Exposition, but unfortunately works only during the summer.
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