The Rundāle palace lies in Latvia, about 70km south of Riga and 10km north of the border to Lithuania. It's a baroque palace built in the 18th century for the dukes of Courland. The palace was partly destroyed in 1919, later used as a school and restored between 1972 and 1992. It consists of two long wings which are connected to a central building and is surrounded by a large park with gardens in Versailles style. On its upper level the palace contains a number of large, ceremonial chambers.
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