The public activities of First Lady
A philanthropic programme to complete the restoration of the Rundāle Castle
Latvia’s First Lady Lilita Zatlere is proud to be patroness of a philanthropy programme that is aimed at raising the funds that are needed to complete the restoration of the Rundāle Castle by 2014. Over the next four years, the renovation of the castle is to be fully completed, thus restoring the most important example of Baroque architecture from the 18th century in Latvia to its full glory. The Rundāle Castle is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Latvia. The full restoration of the castle, which has been the cherished dream of castle director Imants Lancmanis for nearly half a century, will make it possible for the castle to become one of the key destinations of those who seek the world’s cultural heritage. It will rank alongside the architectural ensemble at Peterhof, the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, and Versailles in France. The philanthropic programme will help this dream to come true in the next several years.