Bauska Castle
Bauska Castle
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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san francisco1,129 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
Bauska Castle is a nice refurbished castle not far from the more famous Rundale Palace. The castle is in the process of being refurbished, so not all of the castle is available for viewing.

Parts of the interior are a museum telling the history of the area and examples of weapons, clothing and household artifacts from medieval days.

You can climb the tower to get views of the entire area.

There are several "activities" for kids (stocks; archery; make your own medieval coin with a sledge hammer). I made several coins for gifts for my young grandnephews.

Other comments: nice cafe next to the Castle; modest amount of walking; not wheelchair friendly.
Written August 10, 2012
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Thank you for the feedback! Luckily a lot of things have changed! First of all, the restoration process of the residency of the Dukes of Courland and Semigallia has been finished and most of the castle is accesible for everyone. Besides the exhibitions that you have seen, interior expositions have been opened where one can see how the Duke, court and also lord of the castle lived! So if you have a possibility to come back, you are more than welcome to visit Bauska Castle again!
Written March 22, 2016
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S-Man283
Philadelphia, PA111 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I am a huge castle/palace person, so I'm a bit jaded, perhaps. Nonetheless, I think this castle is skippable. The interiors aren't that interesting. I also never got a good clear view of the castle like the one in the photo on this website. There was some construction work going on too, so maybe that made a difference. The bathroom door is really confusing to open, unless you understand old iron work mechanics. Better to just head to Runedale for the day.
Written August 25, 2019
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Viktorija V
London, UK212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Beautiful castle on the river side in Bauska. A half of the castle is renovated and is ready for visitors. The entrance price is €4 at the moment until all castle will be renovated. The old part of the castle is nice to see too as it’s original castle remains! Inside the castle is museum and a small cafe. Museum could have more information in English and directions where is allowed to go. I think if staff would speak in English would be easier for tourists. All staff are dressed in old times clothes which makes you to feel the spirit of old times. The castle is nice to visit just once as here is not too much to see, but around the castle or in the castles yard is happening some events over the weekends. But definitely worth to visit!
Written July 26, 2019
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Ericdmc85
Edinburgh, UK155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Most people come to visit Rundale Palace, but if you are in the area, this castle is worth a visit too, it is much more peaceful in terms of visitors than the palace, unfortunately when I visited, the main tower was closed due to renovations, but still it was a nice experience.
Written May 29, 2019
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Dmytro Skorokhod
Kyiv, Ukraine143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
It's worth to visit this castle if you're interested in the history of Latvia. Most of all I remember the beautiful ovens inside. And the amazing view from the top floor.
Written September 27, 2018
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Lawito
Naples, FL184 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
The castle is located at the intersection of two rivers in Bauska Latvia. It seems like an average tourist destination and my group spent less than 30 minutes at this location.
Written July 11, 2018
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phil1232016
Reading, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
Stopped off here on the way through Latvia. Massive waste of time and money. My main issue was that we (four guys) were followed from room to room of the museum by different attendants. We did nothing to make them suspicious but were made to feel completely unwelcome. It's as if they don't want tourists to visit! Apart from that the castle itself is terrible for three key reasons: 1. Most of it is newly built, has weird modernistic patterns all over the white courtyard walls and is completely not in keeping with the style of the original, brick, ruined part (of which there is very little). 2. Inside, there are a lot of rooms which have nothing of interest to see in them. In some cases there was just a few chairs sitting in a big room and nothing else. At other times there were some chairs and a table. 3. The archery area wasn't in use when we visited. We asked if it was open before we bought a ticket and were told 'buy ticket'. I don't have a problem that the staffs' English wasn't good, but my friend pointed to where the archery range is and mimicked pulling a bow and arrow so it was pretty clear what we were interested in. The reply was simply 'buy ticket'..... We all wished we hadn't bothered.
Written August 16, 2016
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micboc_13
Lagundo, Italy176 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
the big castle shows a lot about the medieval every days life with information in four languages and has a wonderful outlook to the surroundings
Written September 11, 2022
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Māra B
Riga, Latvia474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Bauska Castle is a great example how to reconstruct a castle. There is a contrast between the old part and the new part of the castle. Definitely recommend!
Written February 9, 2019
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We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the kind words!
Written February 10, 2019
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Tomasz K
Gdansk, Poland159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Business
I visited this castle during the way to Rundale, In interrior of New part of it there are exhibition of history of region and castle. I climbed on the top of the medieval tower, wonderful view was.
Written December 12, 2018
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