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Jelgava Palace

Jelgava, Latvia
+371 63 005 617
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“st petersburg” (2 reviews)
“palace” (16 reviews)
“interior” (3 reviews)
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Jelgava, Latvia
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+371 63 005 617
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"st petersburg"
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I can't wait until the rennovation of the palace will be finished. Love the bright red. Along with the Rundale palace, one of the best palaces in Latvia.

Thank Māra B
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Nice place to see. It’s also free atmosphere to walk around. Palace got a museum as well as secret tomb, that you can see for extra payment. Palace is also now an university

Thank Vladislav S
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We had visited this palace with the expectation of seeing something of the past glory of Latvia. It was us going a massive renovation programme and much of the outside was shrouded in scaffolding and sheeting. It will take some years for this. Restoration to...More

1  Thank c_wicks234
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

This was once a grand building but now in need of a lot of TLC. Not much to see and is the faculty of agriculture for the local university. May be a good place to visit in 20 years time.

Thank Adventurers049
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - YES to grounds and quadrangle. NO to interior. Car parking €0 (but restricted) Entrance fee €0 Unlike the interiors of Rundale Palace that are filled with reproductions of period antiques and artwork, the quadrangle and the stark interiors of the Palace are...More

2  Thank Derettens
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Though the building was closed, which was a disappointment, we are fans of Rastrelli, the Italian Russian-born architect who designed numerous palaces in St Petersburg (most famously the Winter Palace in the city and Catherine Palace at Tsarskoye Selo). Unlike Rastrelli's other palace for the...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Magnificent palace, 42 km from Riga, built by Rastrelli on an island in Lielupe River. Rastrelli built the beautiful Rundale Palace in Latvia first, then this one and then the Winter Palace in St Petersburg. It was flattened by the Soviets, now partly restored and...More

Thank Elga K
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Jelgava Palace is the largest Baroque-style palace in the Baltic states. It was built in the 18th century based on the design of Bartolomeo Rastrelli. There is also Rundale Palace Museum exhibition in Jelgava Palace "Tomb of the Dukes of Courland". Now Jelgava Palace serves...More

Thank SigneZZZ
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

The palace is impossibly huge for Baltic States. It looks fantastically great from the further distance. However, the palace is used as a university, so the museum inside is small. Also, it doesn't look that great from the closer distance because the palace needs to...More

1  Thank Tadas V
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

It is a huge palace, the biggest barogue palace in the Baltic states as I remember. Somewhere in a bad condition, needs some renovation, but some party are newly renovated. Inside, there is a university, you can walk around. There is also a small museum...More

1  Thank vaztaba
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