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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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Pretty palace interiors with 'interesting' museums

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The palace has a unique character in the middle of a nice park. The most interesting is probably the library, which exhibits more than 80 000 books and other items. Highly recommended to visit.

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

If you find yourself in Keszthely or close by, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Festetics Palace. The tour was well work the 90 minutes we spent inside, and if you purchase the Carriage House Museum as well you are really in for a treat. We spent over an hour in the Carriage House Museum and found the collection... More 

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Clovis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful interior far outshines the exterior! The whole exterior is currently going through a restoration, including all the landscaping. The library is absolutely beautiful, furnishings are also very nice. You can see many areas that are still in need of restoration, but a thoroughly enjoyable visit. If you are into antique buggies, or not, you will be after you tour... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

At this time they were remodelling the gardens. It will be great after finishing. The palace itself is lovely.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The palace that is just above town was the highlight of our trip there. Awesome size, beautifully maintained grounds, antiques throughtout.. Mirror room and library are breathtaking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Was married inside the palace 12 yrs ago. Able to rent it for an reasonable price. Where else can you rent a palace for your special day.

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was here before about 10 years ago and I remembered much more. The garden these days is under construction (completely, machines are everywhere, you can't walk on the ground) so it was very disappointing since the garden was beautiful once. They still asked for the full price (2400 Ft). In the rooms, there is very little information about everything... More 

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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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