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Address: Kastely utca 1, Keszthely 8360, Hungary
Phone Number: 83/312-190

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The Festetics Palace is very easy to find: after a few minute walk from the city center (through the shopping street) you can easily get there. The Palace garden is free to visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Festetics Palace is very easy to find: after a few minute walk from the city center (through the shopping street) you can easily get there. The Palace garden is free to visit and there are many museums inside the castle for decent entry prices (cca. 3-10 EUR / Adult).

Thank oliverfilak
Yangon Region, Myanmar
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the place with two kids too young to patiently visit the interiors, therefore we decided to have a walk outside in the "gardens" only, so PLEASE NOTE I AM **NOT** RATING THE PALACE ITSELF!. If you plan to go inside, check other reviews as there's high chance it's worth waiting in the line. But if you just want... More 

Thank Borszczuk
Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a professor of history and have been to my fair share of public history and museum venues and the Amazon (sp?) house is one of the best I've encountered in a long time. The had a large and fantastic exhibit up on the history of vacationing and travel in the region. You buy the ticket at the main palace... More 

Thank gertie621
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87 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fantastic palace has seen a lot. It was completed in 1754 for the Festetics family. After World War II the Soviet Union used it for among other soldiers. Today the palace is restored and shows beautiful rooms, a chapel, a stunning library, a mirror room and I could just go on. There is a carriage museum in the old... More 

Thank Swedenvacationers
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant with the wine cellar is super great, MUST TRY, A HIDDEN TREASURE IN Balton! We liked the palace but we loved this restaurant with the best of the local specialties, and amazing wine tasting menu! ! 10 of 10 :-) Please be prepared to look after the restaurant on the left hand side in the main building. .

Thank cykeltur1
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 museums to see. Tiresome. Diverse: palace, carriage museum, stuffed poor inocent animals killed for fun, nice train models exibition and the glass garden your wife will love it.

Thank Branko I
Gyenesdias, Hungary
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since the opening up of the border's of Hungary the local former aristocratic homes have been opened to the public by the state. This one is of a magnificent example of the former Stately homes in Hungary. It's library is exceptional and kept in magnificent condition. Well worth a visit together with the associated Coach house adjacent.

Thank Arthur R
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The palace itself is absolutely gorgeous and have been kept in a very nice condition. This alone earned the three stars otherwise it would have been one. I was majorly disappointed by the management's obvious greed. The tickets are extremely overpriced. There are several different options with no information about the content and have to decide which one to buy... More 

Thank Piros K
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Ápolatlan kert, drága belépő, szétesett, fizetős wc! Unkept garden, expensive entry fee, paying but fell apart toilet!

Thank csasze77
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This site is just outside of Budapest and is easily accessible. We enjoyed walking through it and exploring the palace that Sissy the much loved Queen of Hungary called her favourite home. It allowed us to learn more about her and life at that time. There were English audio guides available that assist those who didn't have any Hungarian.

Thank Anna H

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