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Royal Palace of Godollo

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Address: Grassalkovich kastely, Godollo 2100, Hungary
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+36 28 410 124
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Godollo Palace and Traditional Farm Trip with Horse Show and Carriage Ride

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I am not sure if you have to see the interior of the castle. Quite boring and let's say nothing spiritual. However the building itself as well as a big park and great coffee in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Svetlana Y
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure if you have to see the interior of the castle. Quite boring and let's say nothing spiritual. However the building itself as well as a big park and great coffee in the coffee shop worth paying your attention. You will be lucky if you catch the concert in the Gödöllö theater. Check the program in the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The renovation so far here is impressive even if there's still a long way to go, and it rivals a lot of the Habsburg sites in Vienna. This makes a great half-day trip away from the bustle of Budapest, easily accessible on the suburban railway and literally across the street from the train station. The inside is a little underfurnished... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No photos inside, not even of the costumed guides on the naturally sunlit staircase. That seemed unfriendly, particularly in a place that has few period furnishing (the Soviet troops that occupied most of the property burned furniture as firewood for warmth, and other pieces had been sold off). So it is lovely place, and some punishing have been replaced, though... More 

Thank FriendlyVisitor
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is one of my favorite palaces to visit. It makes for a great day trip. They have a new renovated section of the museum that is really educational, interesting, and beautiful. Absolutely love the rich tangible history that this palace offers. Plus the gardens are a delight to stroll through in nice weather. The "Nosztalgiafotó" is a must. You... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Royal Palace of Godollo is one of the largest Baroque castles of Hungary. It was built at the beginning of the 18th century and is also known as Grassalkovich castle to the first occupant, who was a confidant of Maria Theresa. The palace is best known as the summer palace of empress Sissi and emperor Franz Joseph. The empress... More 

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Rabac, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Nice palace,and romantic place where Empress Sisy like to stay. A lot of historical facts and legends abouth Sisy a nd her stay in palace. highly recomended.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Slowly but surely being renovated after being ransacked by the Russians during the 50 years of communist rule that blighted Hungary. Great place to visit. cross over the road, across the local railway track and take a walk in Sissy's park and get one of the best ice creams money can buy at the small cabin just before the park... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Whether you're Hungarian or not, this castle really gives you the late 1800s feel. I've visited a few castles around Hungary, but I've never felt so much in touch with the actrual royalty I learned about at school, especially our idolized Queen, Sissi. The whole complex is nicely renovated and well maintained, and just enough for a morning or afternoon... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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130 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Loved walking around this vast castle and all of the rooms. Everything is neatly laid out and lots of descriptions. Once you finish inside, and check out the very nice gift shop, make sure you walk the grounds and walk down the path to the left where the garden centre/shop is. I was so happy to see such a lovely... More 

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Athens, Greece
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

When i was a child i loved the story of princess Sissi, so i couldn't miss the visit at royal palace. No one was writin about it as a sight seeing in Hungary's but we saw it on o leaflet. We took the red metro line and We went at the last stop.from there We took the train H8 for... More 

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