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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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A castle that you would want to call home

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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145 reviews
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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 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is one of the palaces where you wouldd want to live if you were a king/queen. Its is not huge and it seems much more confortable than others. Nice park surround it

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San Miguel de Salinas, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Godollo is about a 40 minute drive from Budapest . book this trip at your hotel and allow the tour guides to explain the history. This will help you understand many other historical sites in Budapest. allow 3 to 4 hrs and maybe take the lazar horse park tour, then return to Budapest for lunch

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This castle have a long history and said past couple of decades when it was only being an attraction without any renovation after the war. Today most parts of are completly renewed and looks as good as you would expect! My favorite is the garden. Nice trees, airy but not too much, big but not too large, it is just... More 

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Pully, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Information about opening hours & price of tickets can be found on their website http://www.kiralyikastely.hu/main_page. The purpose of my review is not to be extensive (there are plenty of good input from other reviewers!) : the interiors have been tastefully renovated, and the audioguided tour lasts about 70 minutes. We virtually had the place to ourselves on 7th May, as... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We did a one day trip to Godollo while traveling through Slovakia. I am a big fan of Sisi (empress of Austria and queen of Hungary) who used Godollo palace as her summer home, so this was a very memorable visit for me. Sisi's apartments are filled with paintings and photographs of her. The palace has been recently renovated and... More 

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Dorset, U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

40 minutes outside Budapest, this Royal Palace is well worth a visit. A lot of the original furniture is there and you can see the history of the Palace through the ages. It is a small town but there are cafes around- though English is hardly spoken or understood.

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