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Castello Grassalkovich di Godollo

Address: Szabadsag ter 1, Godollo 2100, Hungary
Phone Number: 28 410 124
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Godollo Castle Day Trip from Budapest
Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Godollo
Type: Cultural
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Abingdon, Maryland
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150 reviews 150 reviews
92 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a very nice palace to tour. We had a fantastic guide who explained everything. The history of the palace and the people who lived there is very interesting.The women who work in the palace were very unwelcoming, to say the least. It was very warm in the rooms but they insisted we had to keep our coats and... More 

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Toulouse, France
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Pleasant visit even if you're not passionate about the AustroHungarian monarchy. Many memorabilia from Sissi ; the castle isn't as flamboyant as the Vienna palaces, but renovation works are amazing. Horse lovers can buy a separate 900 Fl ticket to visit the theater (former riding hall), the stables and an interesting exhibition about horsemanship in Hungary. Gödöllö is an easy... More 

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Helsingborg, Sweden
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a beautiful day at the castle in Gödöllõ. Perfect size for our two year old daughter and still educational for us grown-ups. Good exibition of Queen Sizzy's life and of the castles history. The staff in the café was friendly, and the cakes excellent. If you are in need of a proper meal, we can warmly recommend the... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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109 reviews 109 reviews
55 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We are driving a rental car throughout Hungary for ten days after leaving Budapest so it was easy to drive to Godollo on the M3. We already knew about Sisi and her charming lifestyle so it was a delight to connect with her again. This beautiful palace has seen it all from a palace to a barracks, and then a... More 

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Kewarra Beach, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
56 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I was personally interested in this palace having followed the life history of Sissi. It is a short drive from Budapest and whilst it's not the biggest I have seen it is well preserved and there are still lots of personal belongings in the palace which make it interesting. There are 26 rooms open to the public and I recommend... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you are in Budapest this is well worth visiting, perhaps 20minutes by car. Must of the building is in disrepair, but it is constantly being restored and new areas being opened to the public. Interesting place for a quick look around!

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Budapest, Hungary
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was more than ten years ago that I last visited, and so very many things have been restored and opened. It was terrific! The palace itself makes for a great day trip from Budapest, and you can take the municipal train, or a train (the royal waiting room at the train station is a museum itself, but sadly it... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Godollo is a small town north east of Budapest. About 30 minutes of train from Budapest. The Palace was built for the Grassalovich Counts Family, and then used as a summer residence by Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, better known as Sissi, spouse of Franz Josef I emperor of the Austro Hungarian Empire. Once inside you must leave all your belongings... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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451 reviews 451 reviews
250 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We could have skipped this one, most of the original furnishings were destroyed or removed from this 18th century palace. It was the grandest when built and we were told the unique architecture served as a model for other Hungarian palaces of the Baroque period. It appears as if they have large functions in this palace as they were setting... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Godollo was originally built as the seat for the Counts Grassalkovichs, so it's not an imperial palace. Do not expect to find a palace as grand and imposing as the imperial palaces in Austria or France, or filled with spectacular artwork and furniture and interiors as you might find in a large English country house like Chatsworth or Castle Howard.... More 

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