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Festetics Palace

Address: Kastely u. 1., Keszthely, Hungary
Phone Number: 83/312-190
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Keszthely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
140 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you're tired of lying all day on the beaches of Balaton and looking for a day-trip to take, I'd suggest you pay the Palace a visit. With its beautiful architecture and grand gardens with impressive outdoor spaces, it really is worth a visit. We did not pay to go in (it was pricey in our opinion), but we did... More

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Riga, Latvia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This splendid palace has to be seen from outside (open for free 24/7), but it is also worth visiting! The ticket is a bit pricey, but it includes chic palace interiors and an impressive coach collection! We are not cray fans of either, still we enjoyed our visit a lot! So don't be put away by negative reviews! ;) There... More

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great for kids, the palace is very nice to visit with kids, and the big park out side is amazing in a sunny day. Take the combo card that include also the carriage museum, the kids will love it and so do you.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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334 reviews 334 reviews
125 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

While accepting that people are different and that we are all entitled to different opinions, I must say that I am surprised at some of the negative comments here. One contributor labels the carriage museum as "crap" and not worth the admission. My suggestion is that if you don't like old carriages - don't go to a carriage museum, simples!... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loved the parks and fountains, and the building is very pretty. They hold evening concerts at designated times. While visiting the parks we had a ride on one of the chariots, which was fun and not at all expensive (unlike in many other cities).

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Keszthely, Hungary
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A wonderful example of 18th century luxury Very impressive building, grounds and fitting and quite an easy walk around. Great view from the frount area over the city and lake Balaton

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Budapest, Hungary
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Festetics Palace is probably the most beautiful Hungarian castle, still all the grandeur does not explain the high ticket prices. 2300 Ft for the entrance + 1500 to make pictures is way too high for this place. The gardens and the exterior of the building are beautiful, there's a fountain, a small lake, it's a very nice place. Inside... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited on Wednesday, and half of it was free of charge. Our friends went on the next day and nothing was free. The gardens outside are free to visit and are nice. We visited the main palace and it is very well organized in a circular route, every room is explained in English, Hungarian, Dutch and Russian. You can... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The palace is a great example of late Baroque architecture and it is accompanied with a grand beautiful garden, fountains, a restaurant and a cafe. There is an interesting small museum which is dedicated horse carriages/cabs. If you like history, literature or at least Harry Potter, you'd be thrilled to visit a fantastic library in the palace.

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The palace exterior and garden are quite nice, but the interior is nothing to write home about. A handful of furnished rooms, and a lot of boring sketches (I mean like actual rooms full of nothing but pencil drawn sketches of flowers and fruits). If you ask me don't bother with any of the paying crap, you will be disappointed.

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