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“beautiful, largest Baroque castle in Hungary”

Royal Palace of Godollo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Vienna, Austria
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“beautiful, largest Baroque castle in Hungary”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

The Gödöllö Royal Palace is the largest Baroque castle in Hungary, between 1867 and 1918 provide them to Francis Joseph and Queen Elisabeth as a royal resort.

Visited March 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Empress Sissi's preferred residence”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Gödöllö was given to Elizabeth and Franz-Joseph when they became queen & king of Hungary on top of their titles in Austria. Being a smaller residence than Schönbrünn, legend has it that Elizabeth was happier in G.
G has been intensely restored in the 80s and now is a joy to visit - even open on January 1st.

The visit starts by some lesser important rooms and then past the chapel (unfortunately in the dark - no electricity, only poor daylight: not enough) you can marvel at all the salons with antique furniture and photos from the empress. Everything is beautifully restored and great to see.

I wish they could equip themselves with audio guides and not plan guided tours of over 20 people. We were sandwiched by two huge tours with very loud speaking guide in a foreign language and the rooms are too small to accommodate so many people.

The boutique has nice souvenirs.

Count at least an hour. There is a family rate. Very worth it despite things that could be better.

Visited January 2014
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Buenos Aires
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“Beautiful visit”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

In order to reach this Royal Castle, unless you drive a car, the best way is to take the subway Nº 2 (red line) to the end station (Örs Vezér tere), cross to the local electric train (HÉV) and take it to Gödöllö. There are 4 stations in this city, get off on the second (Szabadság-tér) and just across ther railway line lies the beautiful castle. It was built as the summer residence for queen Elizabeth, wife of the emperor Franz Joseph, she (Sissy) preferred to pass her time in Hungary instead of the stifling atmosphere of the Viennese court and this was her favourite place to stay. Her ladies-in-waiting were all Hungarian, she also learned the language to communicate better. After the war and during the communist government this fantastically furnished castle was transformed into a hospital and mostly ruined. When Hungary took over the rotative presidency of the EU, in 2011 the castle ws renovated with European fundsand served as the meeting centrum of the EU. After this period it was transformed to its original form of the 19th century and opened to the public as a museum. It is worthwhile the trip to Gödöllö and dedicate a few hours for a tour of the premises and gardens.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful house - Chatsworth Hungary style”
Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the lavish and well kept house. Reminded me of Chatsworth in England. Well worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great place to visit and relax for a few hours”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

The Royal Castle of Godollo.Is a Baroque Castle built by Antal Grassalkovich and it was the preffered place to rest of Queen Isabel (Sisi) during the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.

El Castillo Real de Godollo.Es un Castillo Barroco construido por Antal Grassalkovich y era el lugar preferido de reposo de la Reina Isabel (Sisi) durante la epoca de la Monarquia Austro-Hungara.

Visited October 2013
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