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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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW 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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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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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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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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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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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
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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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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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