Rundale Palace
Rundale Palace
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK883 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We stopped here on the way from Riga to Vilnius and spent about an hour and a half wandering around this magnificent palace and taking numerous photos of the furnishings etc. The building which dates back to the 18th century suffered serious damage in the 20th century and was used as a school until 1978. After that restoration began and was only completed in 2014! What a wonderful job they have done. Rundale is now the crown of Latvia and very much worth visiting. Unfortunately our visit was too early in the year to appreciate the gardens which must look stunning in the summer months.
Written May 7, 2022
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,727 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
What a building building and collection located here. I bought entry tickets on line but truly no one ever checked them?? We ate in the cafe in the basement "Ozollade" after making a reservation...can't say for sure if it was needed. It saved some time since we were on a schedule. Tip: the meatball soup with dill is delicious. There were 3 of us and we struck out to different parts of the gardens according to our interests. Overall, it was one of the highlights of our visit to the Baltics. A "don't miss"!
Written August 6, 2022
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2412rachaelr
Plymouth, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This is a really beautiful palace and you can tell a lot of work has gone into restoring it. There's great signage in English, and the plasterwork was so unusual and unique that I don't think we'd seen some of it anywhere else. Definitely worth a visit. the gardens are also very beautiful, and there's a lovely cafe just outside the palace that does nice food and refreshing drinks. We hired a car from Riga to visit here and Bauska castle and it was really easy to find.
Written June 3, 2024
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,888 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Absolutely amazing! Beautifully renovated late 1700 palace. There is a fancy restaurant for fine dining but also a cellar restaurant for regular lunch. Cafe’s and pub’s next to the castle. Short easy walk from the parking area. Several suvenier shops and toilets. Garden partly under construction but aren’t they always. Propably the best sight I’ve seen for awhile.
Written June 22, 2019
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CrazieGal
Melbourne, Australia166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We got this bus timetable from the Tourist Information Centre located at the House of Blackheads in Riga Old Town. Very informative and easy to read timetable that gives you idea on arranging public transport to the Palace.

Alight at the stop called Rundale Pils (or Pils Rundale) where one of the side streets will lead you towards the entrance of the Palace grounds. Tickets are purchased outside, at a shack adjacent to the side entrance of the palace entry. There are several ticket options: long route, short route, with and/or without access to the gardens.

Allow 1 hour+ from Riga to Bauska and then another 15 mins or so to Rundale Pils stop.
Written July 14, 2019
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tarostra
Bangkok, Thailand255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
Incredible place - Rococo and early Baroque palace designed by the architect of the St Petersburg winter palace. Take the "long route" option inside the palace to see the interesting private apartments of the Duke and Duchess in addition to the state rooms of the short route. The decor is mostly from the period before Baroque got excessively ornate so feels light and airy. The gardens are formal but in summer are full of flowers

You can eat at the palace - we had an excellent meal at the basement cafe (called Ozodalle, I think)

All the tourist sites seem to stress the difficulty of getting to Rundale palace without a car, but it's not that hard if you do some advance homework. You take a 70 mins bus ride from Riga to Bauska bus station, which is easy as there are regular buses in both directions, and then a second 20 mins local bus to the Rundales Pils stop. Make sure the driver knows where you want to get off as he may only stop there on request. You can find bus times to and from Riga, Bauska and Rundales Pils on the 1188.lv website (you may need to change the language settings to English which I think was "Anglu"). The places you need to search are Rigas AOS, Bauskas AO, Rundales Pils. Tickets can be bought on all buses from the drivers, but they do give boarding priority to anyone who already bought a ticket in the bus station.
We went on a Monday in September and got a 9.20 bus from Riga central bus station, then an 11.00 bus to Rundales Pils where we arrived at 11.20 or so. Coming back we got a 14.34 bus from Rundales Pils and then the 15.15 bus from Bauska.

Check timetables before you go, allow at least 2-3 hours at the palace and you'll have a fantastic time!
Written September 6, 2016
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Ieva K
Vilnius, Lithuania43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Together with my husband we visited only gardens (4€/person). Beautiful flowers everywhere, all places very clean and nice.
Written August 1, 2020
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LGT8341
Hong Kong, China111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
A must visit place with a lot of history, magnificent architecture, reasonable amount of collection on display, beautiful garden and the last but not the least, the fragrance of roses.
Written August 26, 2019
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Glenda M
42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We tried to organise a ticket online but the link for the ticket office was crossed out. Getting a ticket was no problem there and we got a long tour with the garden without understanding what the long tour included. There is no audio and there needs to be. Almost every room had cards we could read in english but a lot got missed. With audio that does not happen. The long tour allowed us to see more and that was nice. Some of the tour is more of a museum and there is a section at the end showing how the palace was restored. We missed such a lot because of insufficient info in english. The gardens are amazing and we enjoyed the cafe. Be prepared to spend about 3-4 hours. At least half the castle houses rooms for visiting dignitaries.
Written July 30, 2019
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Ericdmc85
Edinburgh, UK149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
I came here for a visit during my travels of the Baltics and this has to be one of the highlights, the gardens are spectacular, there is an entrance fee, I think 11 euro. But it is worth it, this gives you entry to the palace and the gardens.

The palace has maintained it's originality and many authentic items are on display. I highly recommend a visit here if you are in Latvia.
Written May 29, 2019
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