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Festetics Palace

Kastely u. 1., Keszthely, Hungary
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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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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
11 reviews 11 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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Geelong, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It's quite confusing when you first arrive, it's not clear where to buy tickets or enter. Like so much of this area, the people are well used to German visitors but there is very little English spoken (fair enough). After stumbling through the ticket purchasing process in the gift shop (a family bulk entry to all Museums was the best... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

the park and the palace inside must be visited by all. You will need a half day at least to visit the palace inside, the carriage museum, plant house and enjoy the park for a picnic. The story and heritage of the Festetics family can be interesting for all age and gender.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Since our stay 8 years before the museums were developed extesively. A new hothouse has been renovated with a wonderful open air cactus garden. Also the hunting museum in a separate building has been opened with an excellent and high quality collection.

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Budapest, Hungary
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Hunting museum and model railway is very nice. And Palce garden is under renovation, but it will be very cool.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The Palace is worth a bit of your time, especially on a wet day if there's not much else to do, but it certainly isn't an essential visit. Rooms are reconstructed as they might have been in the 19th century, and there are some interesting paintings including one of a young Marie Antoinette. Most interesting is the impressive library. There's... More

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Velika Gorica, Croatia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

its nice to walk thru on a nice sunny day, they have some very nicely-kept gardens.. i like the fountain...

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