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Festetics Palace

Kastely u. 1., Keszthely, Hungary
83/312-190
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Keszthely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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261 reviews 261 reviews
92 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It cost us 2300 Hungarian Forints (HUF) (approx. 8 Euros) to get in each. That ticket gave us access to the palace and to the carriage museum. Firstly, the carriage museum is only included in the ticket price to the palace because nobody would ever visit it otherwise. Plus, it adds apparent value to the ticket price, which I believe... More

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Allingaabro, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We didnt see the palace inside, but the surroundings were beautiful. Lovely place with several museums.

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Durban
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The time we spent having spa treatments was deducted from our time in the thermal lake - and although they said it would be it was not refunded so we did not do any other treatments.

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