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Festetics Palace

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Address: Kastely u. 1, Keszthely, Hungary
Phone Number: 83/312-190

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It is on of the most beautiful palace in the country. Luckily it was not destroyed during the world war. The Festetics Family has done many things for the region. They have a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It is on of the most beautiful palace in the country. Luckily it was not destroyed during the world war. The Festetics Family has done many things for the region. They have a very interesting history.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Only 6 km from the Heviz Lake, this is a great visit. We rented bicycles (many bicycles lanes between Heviz and Keszthely) and it is an easy ride. To dispel confusion, some people call this place the Helikon castle/museum - it is the same place. The castle itself with lovely furniture and a magnificent library may be visited alone, signs... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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