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Castello Grassalkovich di Godollo

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Address: Szabadsag ter 1, Godollo 2100, Hungary
Phone Number: +36-28-410-124
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Gregori, our guide, is a huge admirer of the Empress/Queen Sissi

The Habsburgs ruled both Austria and Hungary with great style. Godollo was "Sissi's'" favorite palace and she spent over seven years here. She was an amazing equestrienne and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Orange County CA
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Orange County CA
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

The Habsburgs ruled both Austria and Hungary with great style. Godollo was "Sissi's'" favorite palace and she spent over seven years here. She was an amazing equestrienne and loved to ride sidesaddle around the beautiful grounds. Unfortunately no photos are allowed, but Gregori made the experience so interesting and worthwhile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Take the Red Line Metro to Ors Vezer Ter. Walk under the road and up the other side to the HEV Suburban railway. You will need a ticket which can be bought on board for 370 forint. Get out at Godollo Szabadsag Ter. Exit the train to the Right. Go to the crosswalk and cross the road. You will see... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Godollo Palace, about a 45 minute drive from Budapest is a pretty palace that was the cherished home of the 19th century Habsburg Empress Elisabeth (Queen Elisabeth of Hungary, also known as 'Sissi') who tried to spend as much time as she could away from Vienna. She loved Hungary and consequently, Godollo Palace became a favorite home for her. The... More 

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

A beautiful palace to visit that is loaded with history. Our tour guide was fantastic and gave a very interesting, informative and even humorous history lesson. Biggest disappointment was not being able to take any photograph. Seems some kind of copyright law since many of the furnishings are on loan from various museums. Still a very good tour and a... More 

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Sammamish, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a top-notch day trip from Budapest! We hired a local guide Adam Kiss to pick us up from our hotel in Budapest, drive us to the castle in Godollo where he hired an official certified Godollo castle tour guide and later guide us around the UNESCO town of Holloko. Our family learned a great deal about the reign... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Over 2000 nights were spent here by Queen Sisi and there is a reason she spent almost 7 years there versus in Vienna during the Hapsburg reign. The Castle setting is divine and manageable at the same time so it makes it so inviting even if you are a tourist. Try to take time to visit the grounds as they... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As devotees of anything to do with the Habsburgs, this was very worth the 40 minute train ride, from Budapest. A lovely building, beautifully restored, filled with relics of the emperors Franz Josef and Karl VI, and surely the finest collection of items anywhere in the world relating to the Empress Elisabeth ("Sissi"). A real sense of the people and... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is not the most extravagant palace. After hearing about "Sisi" in Budapest, it is at this palace were you get an idea of who she was and how she liked to live. The restoration work is on going and what they have done is wonderful. It is worth the trip to visit if you can fit it in to... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Palace is small. Seeing everything takes about 1-2 hours. There aren't many original stuff, but you can see changes of the Palace across the time. If you are interested in Hungarian and Austrian history you can find there sth for you. But if you only interested in beautiful and rich interiors you may be disappointed. There are many purple... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The trip from Budapest to Gödöllö took 45 minutes by train. All EU-citizens over 65 years old can travel for free in public trafic, also in trains to Gödöllö. The Palace is situated very near the station by name Gödöllő Szabadság tér. In that palace you can see the rooms where the gueen Elisabeth (Sissi) lived with the king Franz... More 

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