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Rundale Palace and Museum (Pirlsrundāle)

Palacio y Museo Rundale

Palacio y Museo Rundale

Rundale Palace and Museum (Pirlsrundāle) — The Rundāle Palace is set amidst the fertile Zemgale Plains in the southern part of Latvia (an hour’s drive south of Riga). The Rundāle Palace, one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo architecture in Latvia, was built between 1736 and 1740 as a summer residence for Ernst Johann Biron, Duke of Courland and a favorite of the Russian Empress Anna Ioannovna. The palace was designed by the Russian court architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli and built under his supervision. Admission: €3.56 (adult), €2.85 (students), €2.13 (school-age children), free for children under school age. Higher rates for tours. Hours vary – see its website for details: https://rundale.net/en