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Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)

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Address: Pilsrundale, Bauska 3901, Latvia
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This is actually a very large Palace. If visiting the gardens also you need a couple of hours. The basement cafe is good however gets busy when tour buses descend. Really superb... read more

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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is actually a very large Palace. If visiting the gardens also you need a couple of hours. The basement cafe is good however gets busy when tour buses descend. Really superb restoration - just go!

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this incredible palace. We had a fantastic guide - Inge - who walked us through the rooms and she gave us a wonderful tour. Don't skip the marvelous gardens.

Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour of the palace is themed. The tour guides demonstrated dancing and were very friendly, interesting and amusing. The palace itself has been very well restored and is well organised! This is a must see attraction!

Thank Marianne G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This was a tour I was part of, and I'm not always a fan of Museums, but this was spectacular! Every room had a story and the setting of each was inspiring. Lunch in the Restaurant was also tops. so fresh with wonderful service. The garden surrounding the castle were perfection and the talking point of all of us was........the... More 

Thank Susan R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you to go here go in summer or spring. Summers in Latvian is not hot, and there is huge garden beside castle which is astonishing. Inside is very rich made in traditional russian baroque style. Furniture with a lot of details, big halls. I recommend this.

Thank Borkowski
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was not planned. We were heading to Lithuania and we saw signs for Rundale Palace. It may have helped that we had the palace all to ourselves but it was great to see this restored palace.

Thank befird
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Beautiful palace, easy to reach by bus for a day trip from Riga. Impressive set of lavish rooms to rival the palaces of St Petersburg. Vast gardens but covered in snow when we visited in November

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Maumee, Ohio
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

The people in this part of Lithuania have a treasure in their midst and are working to build on a few decades of renovations. The palace and grounds only need a few hours to tour. Gardens are quite nice considering the size of the palace. We planned on more time than was needed.

Thank tomdibling
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I didn't expect that Latvian castle could be so beautiful after Sigulda experience. But it is really very good. Café inside has an excellent cook, she prepared amazing fish soup and tuna salad. My companions orders a pink and dish, it was also very nice. Portion are big and vine choice is rather interesting.

Thank Elena A
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Bauska is the home of Rundale Palace and Rundale Palace Museum, two separate TripAdvisor identified attractions. They’re one in the same, but the Museum tour (highly recommended!) includes a visit to the Versailles-like gardens. Hordes of tour groups thronged through these palatial rooms that house untold value of art. The Palace is the brainchild of architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, who started... More 

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