Rundale Travel Guide

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  • Palace of Rundale, Latvia
    Palace of Rundale, Latvia
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  • Palace of Rundale, Latvia
    Palace of Rundale, Latvia
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Rundale Things to Do

  • Palace of Rundale

    Beautiful palace of Rundale (Pilsrundale in Latvian) is located in rather unattractive place of Latvia.. Almost on border of Lithuania, close to small border town Bauska. Pilsrundale was built in 18th century as a summer residence for rich duke of Latvia. World famous Italian architect at that time was invited to create the palace with French rose...

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  • The exhibition about Palace's history

    There is the exhibition about the history of Rundales Palace in the first floor. It is very interesting to see how the palace looked 50 or 100 years ago.

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  • French style park

    Impressive view from the Palace to the park. You can enjoy green grass and trees by yourself during walking in the park.

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  • The interior in living rooms

    The Rundales Palace after Duke's death had another honor - Duke Zubov. The interior of his living rooms can see in the first floor.

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  • Paintings

    Walls of rooms are decorated with paintings. The main theme are portrait of Duke and Russian empress.

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  • Renovation is in the process

    Rundale’s Palace is large and has many rooms. It means not every room is renovated. Some rooms are closed, but you can see some not renovated but in a good condition rooms

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  • The collection of ancient furniture

    There is a great collection of ancient furniture in rooms of Rundale’s Palace. You can see tables, chairs and mirrors from 18th century.

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  • The Blazon of Duke

    The Blazon of Duke sounds “For trust and for jealousy”.The Duke was the favourite of Russian empress Anna Ioanovna and she presented this Palace to him.

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  • The western part of the first floor

    There are state halls: Golden (Throne) Hall, White (Balls) Hall, Large Gallery (state dining room) and cabinets with collections of Japan and China porcelains.

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  • The first floor

    In the first floor are personal Duke’s rooms. In the western part of first floor, you can see exhibition about the history of the Palace and Duke’s wife personal apartments.

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  • The interior of the Palace

    You can see 48 rooms inside the palace on ground and first floors. The main part of interior made in 1765 – 1768 when Italian painters F.Martini and K.Cucci were working in the palace.

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  • Rundale Palace

    Rundale Palace seems so out of place, a canary yellow confection stuck in the middle of a rural area, across the street from the palace you could hear cows mooing.The entrance fee to get into the palace is practically nothing for a palace this grand, not sure exactly how many rooms have been restored and opened for viewing but it was at least 25 or...

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Rundale Transportation

  • busses are infrequent in Bauska

    To go to Rundale you first take a bus to Bauska, they run every 15 minutes,(1 hour) Be sure that the latest you take is 9.40, try to be earlier. The fare is 2,15 Lat and you buy a ticket inside the busstation In Bauska there is a bus to Rundalepils (castle of Rundale) at 11.00 o'clock, the next one is at 15.00. If you miss the first one you can...

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  • Transportation by bus

    Take the bus from the Riga’s central bus station to Bauska. In Bauska you have to take bus to Pilsrundale. Buses to Pilsrundale from Bauska are every 2 hours.

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  • Daytrip from Riga

    To get to Rundale Palace from Riga by public transport, you need to take a bus from Riga's central station to Bauska and then connect to a bus to Pilsrundale (not Rundale which is past the Palace).There are dozens of buses going from Riga to Bauska, check the schedule on the attached website or look at the schedule at the bus station to see which...

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Rundale Shopping

  • At the Palace

    As we were wandering in the palace trying to find the WC, we saw a sign that said something close to souvenirs so we followed it and found a lady selling plaster cast plates with Roman or Greek gods (sorry, don't know which are which) and other plaster cast souvenirs for next to nothing.We bought a few to bring back (they weigh almost nothing) and...

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  • The souvenirs shops and box-office

    It is a small shop near the box-office While you’re buying tickets you can see many souvenirs, postcards and other beautiful things. Ticket to the Palace costs 1, 70 LVL. Souvenirs started from 1,50 LVL.

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Rundale Local Customs

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    Choosing silppers

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 1, 2005

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    Every visitor has to put on slippers before entering halls of the Palace. It helps to protect Palace’s parquet.

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Rundale Off The Beaten Path

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    The sculpture from the ground floor

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 1, 2005

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    I advice you to go to the ground floor at the start. There you will find elements of history: memorial stones and sculptures.

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Rundale Favorites

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    The frecso from the Golden Hall

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 1, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Every thing in Rundae’s Palace is beautiful. Look to the ceiling and you will see great frescos by F.Cucci.

    Fondest memory: Chandeliers from glass make common effects very impressive.

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