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“Little Versailles”

Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)
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Private Day Tour to Rundale from Riga
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Bauska
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Derbyshire
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“Little Versailles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Palace is designed by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, and is one of the most beautiful palaces in the Baltic region. The work begon 1736 and the building was intended as a summer palace for Ernst Johann Biron. Biron was exiled for 20 years and the works stopped. After Biron returned the works were finished. The interiors were renovated in Rococo style.
The rooms have served as government offices, an elementary school and a granary. The restoration begun in 1972, and is not totally finished. When we were there 2 weeks ago, we couldn't see the library because works was in progress in the library.
Also the gardens are fantastic, there must be at least 3000 different roses.

Visited July 2013
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

A treat- the interior is interesting, with a style of decoration totally different to what one is used to on stately homes on Britain. The gardens are inspiring.

Visited June 2013
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Riga, Latvia
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“don't forget the rose garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

The palace is impressive. The museum offers a lot to see. If you are visiting the place during the summer time, do not forget to visit the rose garden with thousands of roses

Visited July 2012
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Riga
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“Great place for a day trip for Riga visitors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Rundale Palace ensemble includes not only the castle itself, but a lovely park, where you can enjoy the walks in beatiful surroundings in sunny weather. I suggest to visit in late spring, summer and in early September.

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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

This place is just amazing! The sights are brilliant. The staff are quiet friendly. For those who gave this a 3 star rating on here are wrong, and this ia why: there are facilities for English speaking people, if you want to know abput the history, you need to book for a trip advisor of that palace and chose your language!

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