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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. Plan to visit Royal Palace of Godollo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Godollo attractions using our Godollo tour planner.
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  • 20 km from budapest please feel free to visit this castle which tells the story of Sissi! It's worth the trip! An audioguide vs will be proposed pr 800 additional ft (take 1 to 2)
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  • It is amazing that within a short period this lovely castle was restored to it's former splendor after the end of the Communist regime. The artwork, furniture, paintings and artifacts are beautiful. M...  more »
  • The exterior of this palace is stunning and much work has taken place to renovate the interior but there is little in the way of furniture etc. as the place was used to house troops during the 2nd wor...  more »