Bauska Town Hall

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Bauska Town Hall
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
In 1609 to Bauska there was granted its seal and it is considered also as the year of granting of the rights of town. In 1615 the Duke Friedrich of Kurzeme granted to Bauska the privilege to construct the Town Hall Building. In the centre of market square there was already a small one-storied Town Hall Building constructed in the end of the 16th century that was now made bigger and higher. After a year the new building was ready for the Town Hall. It was a two-storied concrete building with an archway in the lengthened Eastern end and the tower with dome and steeple constructed in the timber frame and infill construction. Facades were temperately decorated only by volutes in the lowest part of the pediments of triangle type and by corner rustification. In the 17th century Bauska Town Hall Building was the biggest one in Kurzeme. In the basement of the Town Hall Building there was stored wine, on the first floor there was a flat of the servant of the Town Hall and the pair of scales of the Town but on the second floor - the room of sittings of the Town Hall and the work premises of the Municipality. Bell from the tower announced to the Town the important events. In the second half of the 19th century Bauska Town Hall did not have funds for the repairs of the Town Hall Building therefore in 1852 there was dismantled the damaged tower, in 1871 there was dismantled also the second floor of the building. The remaining part was reconstructed and rented out for shops. The eastern wing of the Bauska Town Hall was torn down in the 1970s, withno thought given to the historical and architectural importance of the building. The "Mūsa" cafe was built in its place. Despite the sad fate of the ancient building, the Restoration Institute had enough hope in 1988 to conduct an archaeological, historical and architectural examination of the building, and the architect Irēna Bākulede signed a reconstruction project for the Town Hall. The "Mūsa" cafe was torn down in 2002, and archaeological work was done along the eastern end of the Town Hall. In February 2010, the Bauska Administrative District Council began the implementation of the project aimed at the restoration of Bauska's historical town centre so as to develop a new tourism product. The project received support from the European Regional Development Fund, and one part of it was the reconstruction of the Town Hall which has regained its appearance as in the 17th century, after restoration of the turret and facades. The first phase of the reconstruction was completed in November 2011. In 2016 Bauska Town Hall reconstruction was finished with 17.-18th century interior. At the present at Town Hall there are Bauska Tourism Information centre and exhibition about Bauska Town Hall and "Weights and Measures", Bauska County Weeding office and Interior expositin.
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PBTravelstheWorld
Woodinville, WA397 contributions
Pretty restored town hall in large square
Sep 2019
In the main square of the older and partly restored town. The upper floor is the actual working offices of the town. Pretty for photos and near the local museum.
Written August 20, 2020
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acorna
Vilnius, Lithuania4,289 contributions
Don’t miss it if in Bauska
Aug 2020
Visitors in Bauska usually concentrate on the castle and move on to Rundale. But is is really worth to have a stroll downtown and see several attractions there, including the Town Hall and the square around, which is the main landmark. The Town Hall itself is beautifully restored and very picturesque and the square is also a pleasant place for a short rest, although sadly, there are not many choices for refreshment – several businesses have recently been closed, apparently as a result of the pandemic lock down. While in the square, do pay attention to the holocaust memorial in the northeast corner. It is one of the most artistic and touching memorials I have seen. Much more impressive than the famous memorials in Berlin and Vienna.
Written August 12, 2020
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Ericdmc85
Edinburgh, UK155 contributions
Beautiful town hall
May 2019 • Couples
You probably came to visit Rundale Palace like most tourist, but the town centre and Bauska Castle are also worth visiting, the architecture of the town centre is beautiful and shows the history of the town. There are less visitors to the town centre and castle and so is a more peaceful experience than the Palace.
Written May 29, 2019
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Thanks for Your review! It is true, Bauska old town and Bauska castle are worth to visit and see.
Written May 30, 2019
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Dmytryk Skorokhod
Ukraine116 contributions
Such a beautiful town hall in a small town!
May 2018 • Solo
I arrived to Bauska to see its castle. I'd heard nothing about its town hall. But exactly the town hall astounded me much more. If the castle is just a castle, I'd never seen such a beautiful town hall in a small town.

By the way, there's a restaurant just opposite the town hall. There I ordered one of my favorite sorts of beer: Bauskas Alus which is made, as easy to guess, in Bauska. And I was sitting drinking the beer and beholding the town hall. Nice memories!
Written September 27, 2018
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Thanks for review!
Written January 8, 2019
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susihunt
Lahti, Finland405 contributions
Beautifully restored
Feb 2017 • Friends
Beautifully restored, located in the heart of the city's town hall.
Leaves strongly sympathetic impression and is a small town gem.
Written February 27, 2017
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,682 contributions
Nice town hall
Sep 2016 • Friends
After seeing Riga's Town Hall, all the others will disappoint you. Still, if you are in Bauska, I think it is worth a stop. The square is quite nice,
Written October 18, 2016
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Thank you for review.
Written October 21, 2016
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tomdibling
Maumee, Ohio290 contributions
nothing to it
Sep 2016 • Couples
There's not much to see and do in the main square of Bauska. They do have English signs. A nice story about the renovation of the hall. Bauska has nothing to offer but Rundale Palace.
Written September 30, 2016
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Hello, thank you for review. Next time when You will come to Bauska, we reccomend you visit Bauska Castle, Bauska Motormuseum and Bauska Museum.
Written October 7, 2016
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