Readers of Law Pundit : Bauska Latvia : Rundale Palace (Pilsrundale)

One of the top tourist magnets and an absolute architectural highlight of Latvia is Rundale Palace (Pilsrundale) near the city of Bauska (Wikipedia, In Your Pocket), Latvia, location of LawPundit readership.
Rundale Palace (see also Wikipedia) is an outstanding monument of Baroque and Rococo art, which was designed by the Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (who also designed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, the winter residence of the Russian Tsar).

Rundale Palace – Photo at InspirationRiga.lv – Riga Convention Bureau
See also the more extensive photo

Today Rundale is used to receive foreign dignitaries and is the site of the Rundale Museum. In addition, the Latvian President’s inaugural ball is also held there.

Rundale Palace was built from 1736 to 1740 as the summer residence of Ernst Johann von Biron (also written Biren, originally Bühren), Duke of Courland (born in Kalnciems, see also Latvijas celvedis, died in Jelgava, see also Latvijas celvedis and In Your Pocket). Biron was so powerful that he practically ran Russia for a number of years.

See also
Latvia Tourism – Bauska
Bauska Tourism – in English, German, Russian, Latvian
Virtual Tourist – Photos of Bauska
Virtual Guide to Latvia’s Cities and Towns
Bauska Castle Museum
World Travel Server
Map of Bauska – Jana Seta
Map of Latvia – Latvijas celvedis

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