Rundāle Palace, Pilsrundale

Explore the history of Latvia's court through collections at Rundāle Palace. The palace was built in the 1736s as a summer residence for the Duke of Courland--Ernst Johann Biron. A Berlin sculptor and several Italian painters created most of the interior decorations, including lavish stucco creations. You can visit the Duke's suite with reception parlors and private rooms, and see a fully restored suite of duchess' rooms. Walk through a maze of alleys in a French garden with rose bouquets, pergolas, a green theater, and a fountain. The garden reflects the history of cultivating roses in Europe from the early 18th century onward. Before you head to Pilsrundale, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pilsrundale trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Pilsrundale has to offer, including Rundāle Palace.
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  • I never thought that in Latvia, and even in the given from large cities can be such a chic palace. What I saw inside and outside of me was greatly amazed, even admired (paintings, exhibits, decorations, and the courtyard of the palace) if you go to Latvia, be sure to highlight the day to visit this place, you will not regret! This is the Latvian Versailles
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  • A very beautiful palace with an interesting interior and fine, diverse gardens. It is an hour and a half away from Riga and the way goes through a beautiful but empty countryside until you see the pal...  more »
  • The palace is very beautiful and the entrance fee is not too expensive. We visited the place in the early spring so the garden hadn't blossomed yet. In the summer it looks gorgeous!
  • Very nice palace to go and visit in a sunny day. There are huge garden flowers and many interesting history facts. Take a camera and prepare to walk a bit
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