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Castello Grassalkovich di Godollo

Szabadsag ter 1, Godollo 2100, Hungary
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Godollo, Hungary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Step back in time to the the height of the Austro-Hungarian dual monarchy. The building even coined an architectural name: Gödöllö Baroque. The palace was originally built by a leading member of the Austro-Hungarian nobility, Count Grassalkovich (whose equally splendidly restored palace in Bratislava is now home to the President of Slovakia, and thus sadly not open to the public).... More

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Vienna, Austria
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42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The Gödöllö Royal Palace is the largest Baroque castle in Hungary, between 1867 and 1918 provide them to Francis Joseph and Queen Elisabeth as a royal resort.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Gödöllö was given to Elizabeth and Franz-Joseph when they became queen & king of Hungary on top of their titles in Austria. Being a smaller residence than Schönbrünn, legend has it that Elizabeth was happier in G. G has been intensely restored in the 80s and now is a joy to visit - even open on January 1st. The visit... More

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Buenos Aires
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

In order to reach this Royal Castle, unless you drive a car, the best way is to take the subway Nº 2 (red line) to the end station (Örs Vezér tere), cross to the local electric train (HÉV) and take it to Gödöllö. There are 4 stations in this city, get off on the second (Szabadság-tér) and just across ther... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the lavish and well kept house. Reminded me of Chatsworth in England. Well worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The Royal Castle of Godollo.Is a Baroque Castle built by Antal Grassalkovich and it was the preffered place to rest of Queen Isabel (Sisi) during the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. El Castillo Real de Godollo.Es un Castillo Barroco construido por Antal Grassalkovich y era el lugar preferido de reposo de la Reina Isabel (Sisi) durante la epoca de la Monarquia Austro-Hungara.

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Thanks to a family-member that lives in Godollo and who volunteers as a tourguide in the palace for Dutch tours, which is our native language, we had a private tour through the palace. Knowing the tourguide personally really gave us the advantage of not only a personal tour, but also a personalised tour. If our guide's tours are normally as... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It is a very exquisite building, just beautiful. You have the choice to have a guided tour, which was the most entertaining tour ever, thanks to our guide. He had the best mood, he had a great sens of humor and he also was kind of provocative in order to make us to think about the legends that he told... More

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Trieste, Italy
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Following a Sisi trip we visited this Castle. Quiet interesting and well mantined it shows the recent history of Hungary. Please don't visit the Horty Bunker. There are two small rooms whitout any historical interest. Save your money!

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cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We had a tour from downtown Budapest with a multilingual guide to Godollo (many diacritical marks over the o's) and enjoyed it greatly. The castle has been brought to a lovely state and the history of Queen Sisi is emphasized much to our enjoyment. (We happily were not shown to bunker of Horthy). A great place to experience history of... More

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