Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)

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Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)

Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)
4.5
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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LouCaRomania
Bucharest, Romania125 contributions
May be expensive but worth every penny
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wonderful castle, beautifully restored, lot of art to be seen. We could not see the gardens (rauny day), but the interior is lovely
Written 8 August 2021
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acorna
Vilnius, Lithuania4,298 contributions
Stunning
Aug 2020
First of all, forget about comparisons. It's not Versailles, not even Schönbrunn. It's a palace in a small country with limited resources, which has suffered from many wars and lootings. The palace in Rundale is no exception. It was rebuilt after great destruction, and it's magnificent. The reconstructed interiors are elegant and gracious, the park is beautiful. I was lucky enough to visit Rundale when the restrictions of the pandemic kept most of the tourists away, so there were no crowds or queues at the ticket offices. A perfect summer day was a great time to visit the castle and the park: certainly a visit in winter would have been less attractive, because elegant flowerbeds, a maze-like park itself is a landmark. The only negative point was that as of the summer of 2020 the castle has been undergoing external renovation and it was not possible to get a beautiful pic with a view of the entire castle. It should also be noted that a combined ticket is required to visit both the park and the castle, which costs 13 euros.
Written 11 August 2020
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Ramunė Bružienė
Mazeikiai, Lithuania9 contributions
Great
Jul 2020 • Family
Well I was amazed about staff profesional work, even parking on grass was quickly because of staff great work.It was a long row to buy tickets, but there is opportunity to buy tickets online and then just show them on screen.there is also workers who can help you to buy tickets online if you dont want to stay in the line.the museum just amazing.The exhibition stunning, but sometimes in palace rooms were a little bit hot.And by the way, when you are going with babies you have to leave a crib by the entrance, its a little bit uncomfortable. And the park of roses was so stunning. It feels like you are really back in time.just wow
Written 5 July 2020
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Middle_Aged_Guy
Fremont, CA290 contributions
Impressive
Jan 2020
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 were impressively restored to reflect the Palaces' former glory. I think being shown sections of walls that were not restored and rooms that were not touched was part of what made the visit worth it. You get to understand why restoration took decades. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you are in the area.
Written 1 February 2020
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Michael C Werner
Stockholm, Sweden45 contributions
Surprise just an hour south of Riga
Nov 2019
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 there in early November, out of season but still well visited. A big garden that must be fantastic in the right season!
Written 3 December 2019
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Julius K
20 contributions
Amazing palace
Sep 2019 • Friends
Amazing palace in Latvia, close to Maine road from Riga to Vilnius. Nice architecture and beautiful park near palace. Amazing job done by latvians in restoring this wonderful place.
Strongly recommend to visit this museum with guide. You will find a lot of interesting things!!!
Written 9 October 2019
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Geminican
San Jose, CA1,708 contributions
Similar to Paris' Versaille
Aug 2019
They offer three options:
1) Short Tour - 30-45 minutes hitting main places inside the palace
2) Long Tour - 60-90 minutes tour, seeing more rooms, and places inside the palace
3) Garden
The ticket prices vary depends on which combination you choose from the above.
We went in August and it was hot outside.
It's a worth visiting palace if you are near the area.
Well preserved and maintained.
Written 7 October 2019
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Mark S
Brantford, Canada64 contributions
Quite a picturesque place to visit
Aug 2019
We took the combined ticket and the long tour. The extra rooms you see on the long tour are different from those seen on the short tour. If you have the time, take the long tour.
The weather was good on the day we toured so there was plenty of light coming in through the palace windows and plenty of sun while on the grounds. While touring the grounds, we took the optional (3 Euro per person) driving tour of the garden. It was worth the extra just for the history of the garden and the ability to get a good overview of the whole place. After the driving tour we walked to the places that had piqued our interest.
Written 24 September 2019
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S-Man283
Philadelphia, PA84 contributions
One of Europe's best palaces
Jul 2019
I am a huge palace fanatic and never miss an opportunity to see one in Europe. I was not too jaded to appreciate this one. Some of the halls truly compare with Versailles and other top French palaces. The gardens are lovely as well. It's worth visiting Latvia to see this one.
Written 25 August 2019
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Beto79
Lille, France656 contributions
Do not miss the "From the Gothic Style to Art Nouveau"
Aug 2019
The visit of the Rundale Palace was the highlight of my first visit to Latvia. I did not went with a private tour; I went using public transportation using information posted at TA. I am very glad I did because this allowed me to explore the sight at my own pace. Furthermore, none of the tour-guided people visited the exhibition "From Gothic Style to Art Nouveau" probably because it was not included in the ticket bought by the tour operator. There is a discount in the combined ticket if you buy it online (day ticket)

For me Rundale palace is one of the most stunning palaces I have visited. They did an extraordinary job in restoring the splendor of the palace. Each room is opulent profusely decorated with beautiful objects and furniture. Once you finished with the second floor go to the basement and visit the special exhibition. It felt like I was in the TEFAF (The European Fine Art Faire), I was alone surrounded by an extraordinary exquisite collection of objects that went from Gothic style to Art Nouveau. It took me more than one hour as I perused the porcelain, the furniture and the ornaments. You do not want to miss that. The gardens were beautiful but not extraordinary as the grass was dry and it seems that they need some maintenance. I ate extremely well at the cafeteria; the soup of the day was really yummy and they served a large portion, the main was chicken which was good and the dessert was excellent. Service was a little bit slow, but very friendly, something that you have to appreciate when you are in Latvia.

If you decide to go by your own; I recommend to take an early bus. You can buy it online. The palace opens at 10h00, so you can avoid some of the hectic tours that become more present during the day. You need to go to Bauska, and there you need to catch another bus to Rundale. Beware that there are very few buses between Bauska and Rundale, so never take the last one. The down side of going without tour-guide is that you miss all the context; you need to do some research on your own as the leaflets do not dwell into the historical context of the palace. The visit to the palace could take you the whole day (as if you were in Versailles).
Written 17 August 2019
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