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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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Beautiful Palace

Lovely place to visit. Close to Budapest. We visited it on our way to Hungarian capital, but it can be accessed from the city using HEV. The palace has fantastic rooms from both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to visit. Close to Budapest. We visited it on our way to Hungarian capital, but it can be accessed from the city using HEV. The palace has fantastic rooms from both barok Grassalkovich era and nineteenth century when it was used as royal summer residence for Sissi and Franz Joseph. After the visit you can enjoy the cakes... More 

Thank Boris B
Brookfield, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Godollo Palace was extraordinary! The palace is in excellent condition. Beautiful! But the great pleasant surprise was the added visit to the horse farm. The horse show was outstanding! Fantastic exhibition of horsemanship!

Thank Jeff T
Southport, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned a bunch about Franz Joseph and the lovely Sisi , the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and history of the area in this visit. Very well presented and documented. Good guides, nice shop.

Thank Peter B
Orange County CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

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.

1 Thank Trisha21
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank DitaTee
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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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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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 

Thank Celeste P
San Francisco, California
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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 

1 Thank Julia M
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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