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Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)

Address: Pilsrundale, Bauska 3921, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 639 62274
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Bauska
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Dining
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Dining
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This palace is full of cultural exhibits.If you are interested in history of the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia it worth coming.Even if you are not cultural person it worth stroling in its beatiful park and admiring the beauty of the nature.Make sure to spend whole day to be able to see both palace and garden thoroughly.The garden was closed... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Palace - museum with beautiful garden. Palace is renovated, so everything is perfect in there. Feels like in movie about musketieres.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
55 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visit Rundale Palace & its spectular gardens while in Latvia. It was designed by the same architect of St Petersburg's Winter Palace. It has been restored after the trials of war. If I remember correctly we had to put covers on our shoes when we were shown through. It was not crowded, so easy to see rooms clearly. The... More 

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Ft. Collins, CO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited Rundale 12 years ago, on my previous trip to Latvia and went back again Sept 2014. Many more rooms restored with great care to details and furnishings, and outside there are now fantastic gardens representative of the castle gardens in its' heyday. On the day we visited there were even folks walking around in period costumes! Inside the... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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81 attraction reviews
1,306 helpful votes 1,306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

While Versailles is huge and crowded Rundale Palace is much smaller but with a similar elegance, and really beautiful gardens, immaculately maintained. The Palace was built by Baron Ernst Johann Biron between 1736 and 1740. The house is heated by 80 porcelain stoves ( six genuine).The rooms have different colour schemes, lovely ceilings, and beautiful stucco work and marquetry work... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Take the bus to Bauska and then a second bus to the palace. Times are available from the Tourist Info offices in Riga. You can take a long or a short walk. We took the long one (€7), which allowed us to see the Duchess' rooms and the gardens (although the view of the formal gardens is pretty good from... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We had planned to visit from Riga but realised it was only a short diversion on drive up from Vilnius..or it should have been !! Satnav took us well past and along gravel tracks. After quick reprogramming got back to where we had turned off to find road to this stunning Palace was not signposted from first junction albeit it... More 

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Dublin
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23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This took a bit of a journey, using local buses, but was worth the effort! We took the bus to Bauska, then another short bus ride to Pils Rundale. Do check bus times as they are not that frequent. Rundale Castle is not signposted or visible, even from the bus stop, so ask and check! It is stunningly beautiful when... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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203 reviews 203 reviews
48 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nice palace worth a half a day visit. Possibility to see the garden and several room of the palace. If you go during the weekend several weddings may take place so you may need to wait to visit some rooms. Possibility to eat in several places nearby. Parking possibilities limited especially when weddings take place.

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Monterrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was my favorit palace. It has a lot to see and admire. This is a small Versailles, but with no crowds. The gardens are beautiful, well preserved. We walked and then took a train around the gardens. It was a very nice trip until it started to rain, but we enjoyed it! The driver was nice enough to take... More 

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