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Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)

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Address: Pilsrundale, Bauska 3921, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 639 62274
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Beautiful palace and gardens but expensive

Rundale Palace is located about 1h from Riga (by car). The Palace in itself is really beautiful and worth seeing for a half-day trip from Riga. You can visit several rooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Gdansk, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Rundale Palace is located about 1h from Riga (by car). The Palace in itself is really beautiful and worth seeing for a half-day trip from Riga. You can visit several rooms inside the palace (which actually looks a bit like a smaller version of Versailles as the owner initially wanted). However, I found that the information sheets available in each... More 

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Iowa City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Rundale is a wonderful palace with well maintained grounds. And on the walk up to the property you'll find vendors offering some of the best prices on souvenirs you'll find. (Even our Latvian hosts were buying wood products and linen). Ticket choices include long and short self guided tours of the property. We opted for the shorter tour and felt... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The palace itself was really lovey, beautiful architecture and restoration. The gardens were well maintained, but very small. I came here via public bus from riga, as I thought this would be bigger and more grand, it wasn't. Using public buses it took me in total, door to door, 5 hours in transport time. Considering you can see the castle... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A baraque style castle, seemingly in the middle of nowhere and built by the Duke of Courland in Latvia. It is quite spectacular with high ceilings with frescoes, ornate carvings and extensive manicured gardens. Worth a visit!

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful castle as I understood it is smaller copy of Shonbrun castle in Austria. Not so expensive tickets. Enjoyed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you want some relaxing walk out of the city, this is a geat place. Built in the middle of nowhere, it has been callex little versaIlles for goox reason. The grandeur is there and depending on the season and the weather you can see amazing flowers and trees of all kinds. You can walk or take a golf cart... More 

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estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is really nice place with beautiful garden. You can walk for houres both in garden and in palace. But to be really super the place needs more development. Lot of information is only in latvian and it is not very clear. Also some real art from Art Museum collection for example could be exhibeted at least during the summer.... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Built bu empress of russia for her lovet Count Birons, beautiful palace in baroque style, not too vast so makes an enjoyable 1.5 hr tour. You will be made to wear over shoe covers and the tour groups run side by side which can be awkward with several groups in one room. Beautiful paintings and furniture. Gardens not at the... More 

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Riga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This year we visited Rundale after a long time. The place has changed dramatically. We couldn't visit the palace itself, but the park was enough for having fantastic time. In July the roses garden is in full bloom. When you look through their beautiful arcs at the palace, it seems you are in a movie. Well-manicured alleys, round trees, benches... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The approach to the palace is wonderful with farmers selling fresh berries. The palace tour is well organized. There are some interesting things to see and can be done in 1-1.5 hours. Make sure to visit the small restaurant in the basement and sample some fresh baked goods. This palace trip is only worthwhile if on the way to somewhere... More 

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