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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Every visitor has to put on slippers before entering halls of the Palace. It helps to protect Palace’s parquet.
I advice you to go to the ground floor at the start. There you will find elements of history: memorial stones and sculptures.
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.