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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  • This is a top caliber European palace. As a comparison, It is not at the same level as Versailles in France but it is certainly just as nice, if not nicer, than Wilanow Palace in Poland. The rooms...  more »
  • I was surprised to find a castle, built in mid-1700, of this size in the Latvian countryside. Very well kept, well-organized tours and English speaking guides, people from all over the world. I was...  more »
  • A nice place to stop off if you are passing. I was on a group tour from Riga to Vilnius so only had an hour here which was spent in the gardens, which are very nice to explore but seem somewhat disjointed as everything is separated. Good facilities on offer and what I saw inside the house looked beautiful.
  • Such a wonderful place to visit. It's truly been restored to a high standard. I recommend that you spend the most time in the palace itself and, especially if you are an older person or walking is a little troublesome, take a little golf cart trip around the garden - it costs virtually nothing and you get a guided tour without having to walk an hour around the garden.
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