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Rundale Palace

rund 0The pearl of the Baroque and Rococo in Latvia.

Route: Riga - Rundale - Bauska - Riga
Daily departures: at 11:00 from the Town Hall Square.
Duration: about 5-6 hours
Price for 1 place in the bus: 49 EUR


Bus tour is accompanied by a personal audio guide in English, Russian and Latvian.

Tour description:

rund 1Rundale Palace is located about 70 km from Riga.

Built in 1736 by Count Duke of Courland Ernst Biron, a favorite of the Russian Empress Anna Ivanovna.

Designed palace ensemble Francesco Rastrelli, an Italian court architect of the Russian tsar, the author of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.

rund 2Nowadays, the palace is completely restored. Palace ensemble consists of the building of the palace, stables and other outbuildings, as well as the French garden of 10 hectares, enclosed on all sides by the channel. The two floors of the palace are located 138 rooms, including the main apartments of the Duke, his personal living quarters and state rooms.

rund 3Rundāle Palace Museum works as a center for the study of ancient art in Latvia, - in museum gathers the collection, exhibition suits and preparing publications

The exhibition halls are exhibitions and crafts, fine arts, cultural and historical exhibitions. Several times a year in the palace hosts the Festival of Early Music and concerts of classical music.

rund 4On the way back to Riga, if time permits, you can see the Bauska Castle (XVI century). This is the last fortress built by the Crusaders in the chain of the Livonian Order castles from Estonia to Lithuania.

  • In Rundale Palace is given approximately 2 hours.
  • The price does not include entrance tickets to the museum and to other exposures.
  • In the palace, as desired, you can use the services of a guide, which cost about 40 EUR. The museum offers free guidebooks in English, Russian and German.
  • Places on the bus must be ordered in advance to ensure your participation in the trip! The minimum number of ordered places: 2
  • Book tour in advance, starts possible right from your hotel at 11:00.

Web page of Rundale Palace

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(+371) 2776 2776
SIA «FaRiTour» Ltd.
VAT/Reģ. Nr. LV40003653876
Grecinieku 26-26 str. Riga, LV1050. Latvia
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