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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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Good for nearly a one day visit

Do not expect something like in Budapest or Becs. Its value is connected to Keszthely history. Magnificient Library and the way how it was protected in the second world war is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Keszthely, Hungary
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not expect something like in Budapest or Becs. Its value is connected to Keszthely history. Magnificient Library and the way how it was protected in the second world war is really interesting

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A beautiful castle with slightly worn interior (mainly due to visitors' carelessness), but still a nice snapshot of the past centuries. The garden was renovated rececently.

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Zagreb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Although we didnt go inside a palace, gardens and view on it was very nice and worth staying for a while. If you come to Keszthely this is one of few must to see places. Overall Keszthely is nice little town on Balaton lake and i would recommend it if you are passing by.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is a very interesting palace to look around. About 20 rooms are open to the public in the palace itself. The gardens are also nice for a stroll, though the rear gardens are presently in the process of being relaid. Like many attractions in Hungary, charges are very reasonable, and tickets are available for several different sections - these... More 

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Firstly: there are a number of ticketing options although these are clearly explained by a diagram in the ticket office and by the helpful staff. Note that some "extras" may surprise the UK visitor: it costs 1600HUF (about £4) to be allowed to take photos. The ticketing options combine with the Coach Museum, the Hunting Museum, the Model Railway and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a beautiful palace, well worth visiting if you are in Keszthely. There was a big landscaping project going on at the grounds when we were visiting, which was a shame, but when that is finished it will be even more beautiful! We bought the combined ticket where we could visit (I think) 5 museums in total. The only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This palace has so many ticket price to choose which part we want to see, what was a bit confusing. Different type of ticket we should buy if we want to take photos. We chose the inner palace and the landau-house, and even those places took about 3 hours to go around, so if someone wants to see the whole... More 

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Lokavec, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This beautiful palace was owned by a aristocratic family of Croatian origin. It was built in 1739. In 1772 Paul Festetics became the court advisor to Maria Theresia and consequently he was elevated to count. His son George I. founded Georgikon - the first agriculture academy in Europe! He also added a library which was extended to today's marvel by... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The palace is nicely renovated and has some very interesting features like the library and the woodwork that covers the ceilings of a few rooms and the grand stairwell entirely. If you are into cars you might be interested in the coach museum that has an extensive collection of horse pulled carriages and sleighs. Some of them surprised me a... More 

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Thank A20142015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

The palace and the linked museums are right in the centre of Kesthely, just up from the main square. The palace itself is lovely inside, the library being the highlight. In most of the rooms there is a board with background information in both Hungarian and English. These give information about the house and the Festetics family. You have the... More 

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