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Castello Grassalkovich di Godollo

Szabadsag ter 1, Godollo 2100, Hungary
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Ludington, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Godollo, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a plce that everybody shoud visit if they are near to gödöllő. A beautifull palace with a gorgeous park with a lot of nice plants. Could be a good program for the whole family.

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Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Godollo palace is very small compared to the other palaces Sisi lived in but it does have an appeal of its own. Plus, you felt you could have lived in it.. it wasn't so ott or huge that it felt impersonal/just for show like so many of the larger palaces you see. It was easy to imagine the family... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

So, this family owns two palaces and a whole lot of land, and poor queen Sisi had a rough life? Please... Good for a short visit, but if you see their palace in Vienna, this one is no big deal. Audio guide is extensive and well done for English. Coffe shop has strong coffee, thank god! Clean bathrooms on the... More

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