6 hours excursion to Rundale Palace


If you like Baroque and Rococo style , you are welcome to visit Rundale Palace, which was built like the summer residence for the Duke of Kurland Ernst Johan Biron in the 18th century. In 1735 Duke of Courland Ernst Johann von Biron bought land in Rundāle with an old medieval castle in the territory of a planned summer residence. The old castle was demolished and construction after the design of Bartolomeo Rastrelli started in 1736. Construction proceeded slowly because part of the materials and resources were transferred to the construction of Jelgava Palace, a project which was more important for the duke. Following Biron's fall from grace in 1740, the palace stood unfinished and empty until 1762 when Biron returned from his exile. Under the supervision of Rastrelli its construction was finished in 1768. Johann Michael Graff produced lavish stucco decorations for the palace during this time. It is like a masterpiece of the Italian architect F.B. Rastrelli. The Palace had different times and different owners,was damaged many times. The restoration of the palace was finished in 2014 and is waiting for guests.You are welcome ! Just take a private guided tour with our local guide from Riga!


To the price included: car (for 1-3 people), fuel, guide in Rundale Palace, entrance fee to Rundale Palace.