Known as the “Versailles of Latvia,” the Rundāle Palace is a gorgeous gem worth spending a day visiting while in Latvia.
This 18th Century Baroque palace is located just a little over an hour out of Riga. From its ornate interiors, baroque architecture to detailed, flourishing gardens, everything is a must here.
Rundāle Palace houses a museum which displays applied arts, fine arts and historical expositions.
The French style park is really well kept. you can walk around the rose garden, the Green Theatre, ornamental parterres and the fountain.
The entrance fee for what they call the Long Route is €8, this includes the palace and the French gardens.
How to get to Rundale Palace from Riga
There are no direct trains or buses to reach Rundāle, but it’s still quite easy to get here from Riga.
Take a bus to Bauska then transfer to another bus for Pilsrundāle, where the palace is located. It takes around 90-minute in total (not including transfer time).
photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha