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Rundale Palace sightseeing tour

Rundale Palace sightseeing tour
Rundale Palace sightseeing tour
Rundale Palace sightseeing tour
Rundale Palace is one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo art in Latvia. It was built between 1736 and 1740 as a summer residence of Duke Ernst Johann of Courland.
The Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli designed Rundale Palace and supervised construction work.
The major part of the interior was made in the period between 1765 and 1768.
The Italian masters from St. Petersburg Francesco Martini and Carlo Zucchi created paintings on the ceilings and walls while sculptor Johann Michael Graff from Berlin made stucco decorations on the background of artificial marble.
Many people owned Rundale Palace, but in 1933 the palace was taken over by the State Museum of History and some repairs were carried out there. The palace did not suffer damage during World War II but after the war some of its rooms were adapted for a granary. In 1972 the Rundale Palace Museum was founded and restoration of the palace began. Restoration is not yet completed and is still going on.
We invite you to visit our excursion and find by yourself the beauty of Rundale Palace.
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Optional entry fees during Rundale Palace sightseeing tour:
  • Rundale Palace short or long route
  • Rundale Palace Park
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To book a guided Rundale Palace sightseeing tour contact us info@baltictour.com.
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