Royal Palace of Godollo, Godollo

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Delve into the fascinating life story of the Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, better known as Sissi and spouse of Franz Josef I, Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, at Royal Palace of Godollo. The Baroque castle, Sissi's summer residence, was originally built in 1735, and has had a colorful history. It was looted during World War II, used as a Soviet bunker during the period of occupation, and later repurposed into a home for the elderly. Notice the careful restoration that has occurred recently to restore it to its former glory. Walk through the 26 rooms open to the public and the 31 galleries displaying personal belongings, as well as the Royal Suites, the Ceremonial Hall, and the gardens. For an extra fee, you can visit the theater, the stables, and an exhibit about horsemanship in Hungary. Put Royal Palace of Godollo into our Godollo online trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Godollo.
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  • If you are going to be many days in Budapest, you can lose mid-morning in closer to see the Palace. If you're just in time, leave it. It's not much, especially if you have already visited the Austrian palaces. You have to go by train from Budapest, and that is an interesting experience...
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  • This "hunting lodge" was initially built by the Grassalkovich family around 1730, although it kept growing with the addition of new wings, rooms, gardens, etc. Today, it is a massive palace with 8 win...  more »
  • A friend of mine gives guided tours. It is a beautiful summer palace of Empress Sissi decorated in the old original style of yesteryear. With art on the walls and crockery on beautiful tables. Bizarre: 40 centimeter passageways between various areas in order to give access to their staff to operate. A visit is worth it, if only to be able to sit in the gardens.
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  • Interesting place. Really cool . You can learn a lot there.I learned a lot about history. Has cool rooms. I recommend it for tourists. Really interesting. Has a great, cool, and interesting garden. The garden is really big . I loved going there. Really big. You cannot only learn history but you can learn a lot of stuff. They have tours around the castle not only in Hungarian bot in other languages, too. Like German, or English.
  • Hey, it's a palace and not that grand. But it's very interesting if you have a guide who can explain the historical background. Maria Theresa and Elizabeth were extraordinary women. Extensive use of trompe l'oeil (sp) instead of bas relief.
  • One of the most exciting castles in Hungary, just ca 30 min by car from Budapest - a baroque theater (the first in the country), a nice event hall and some great exhibitions.
  • A beautiful place to visit with the family, especially if you have daughters that like the idea of being a princess! Not our first visit and won't be our last.
  • Nice atmosphere taking you back to the 19th century. Beautiful park.

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