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Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)

Pilsrundale, Bauska 3921, Latvia
371 639 62274
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Bauska
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Dining
Traveler Description:  The Rundāle Palace is one of the most outstanding and beautiful monuments of Baroque and Rococo art in Latvia. It is built in two periods 1736-1740... more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I didn't really enjoy my last trip to Versailles - too big, too busy, too empty. This is a smaller version but a much more personal experience, without the crowds. A large stately home with pleasant garden in the middle of the countryside about an hour south of Riga. Several cafes on site to provide suitable nourishment. Well worth a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Palace that is in amazing condition and was not at all busy. Rarely can you find an amazing place like this that is not overrun with tourists. Gardens are also extremely nice. I bit hard to find, but worth the mission.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have heard about the Rundale Palace from several friends, who described it as "very beautiful". However, I was not prepared to find a real gem by Rastrelli in the middle of Latvian nowhere :) It can stand in line with the St. Petersburg's Winter Palace (ok, not THAT big or grand, but still) or the Petergoff Palace... The dance... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We spend 3 hours there. I could spend all day. This is how beautful it is. Great park with roses. Palace is reconstraced very very good.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We took short route - 5.69eur for adult. Actually the garden was more worth seeing than palace. A lot of kinds of roses make a impression. but a big part of it end to blooming. The visit of this place took 2 hours.

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Port Perry, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing palace and well worth the visit. Take the long tour option to see the private rooms. Spectacular grand rooms. Nice gardens. Don't miss the basement display area. Had lunch at Trogs near the entrance...great food and vegetarian options. Reasonable prices throughout and only about a 70 minute drive from Riga

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Tartu, Estonia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

In the 1970s both sites consisted of nothing more than the foundations of the original buildings. YES. Both Rundale and Trakai are 95% rebuilds faithfully following the original plans (Rundale) or the known plans (Trakai). The really outstanding aspect of Rundale that earns the site a potential <Double Excellent> was the buying policy of the folk who furnished the Palace.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A beauty of a palace. Wonderful structure and just the right size. A gem of rococo decoration. The gardens are very pleasant to walk around in Summer. There is a nice little cafe in the gardens where you can buy food and they serve draft beer and drinks. A lot of the palace has been restored as it has previously... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Rundales Palace is a work of architect Rastrelli, and is compared to little version of Versailles in France. This very impressive Palace not only boost impressive historical exhibition and several very impressive halls ( most impressive, the white hall) and palace rooms, which have been renovated after the original settlement of the place. The second thing is beautiful gardens, must... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

People say, that it is similar to Versailles in France. Only here - gold is less. Is very difficult to describe - it must be seen with your own eyes. A few words about a service - that is well organized. Rundale palace open from 10 am. Near the palace - two free parking for cars and buses. WC near... More

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