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Royal Palace of Godollo

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Address: Lot Number 5852 Grassalkovich kastely, Godollo 2100, Hungary
Phone Number: +36-28-410-124
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Well restored and interesting.

We found it very interesting. It was very well restored and the information at each artifact was in several languages. The family history was incredibly interesting. Well worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found it very interesting. It was very well restored and the information at each artifact was in several languages. The family history was incredibly interesting. Well worth a visit.

Thank Izzy B
Friant, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a 3 hour tour of which one hour is by bus with guide to give historical background of the palace and surrounding area. Much quieter atmosphere after the busy, hectic city tours. Ours was a small tour, allowing us to ask questions. You get a different perspective of the Hungarian past.

Thank TScpatraveler
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read the novel "Sisi" -- a great read -- and then had to visit the empress's Hungary court. Married to Franz Joseph I, during the last half the 19th century, this palace was a royal court much of the year. Recently restored, beautiful grounds. We hired a private tour guide to take us from Budapest -- about an hour... More 

Thank jgoodpas
Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We went here by HÉV which takes about 50 minutes from the end of metroline 2. Nicely in the green settings of the hills this partly renovated barock castle surprises by it's nice human size and beautiful natural scaped land gardens.

Thank Attilafp1000
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

You could imagine being in the times when the Queen of Hungary stayed here. sheer elegance, rooms lofty and airy, plenty of paintings, lots of history and porcelain to admire. A very good afternoon visit and worth finsing

Thank lynden33
Alameda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I took the #8 HEV train from Budapest to Godollo and spent a few hours exploring this accessible mid-sized palace--I felt there was quite a lot to see in terms of furniture and other historical items, well-explained in English. It was a rainy day so I didn't go into the gardens.

Thank christa c
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The Royal Palace of Gödöllő (aka Grassalkovich Palace of Gödöllő) has a history full of twists and turns dating back to the 18th century. What started to be the family palace of the Grassalkovich Palace and the favourite place to stay of the famous Austrian empress/Hungarian queen Sissi, later became a Soviet army depot and stables, a social residence of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A great place to visit if a little bit limited in the amount of rooms and furniture that you see. We saw bedrooms with no beds in, dining room with no table etc. This is more a museum of "stuff" that a real insight into how the caste would have been furnished,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Amazing gardens! They have their own shop of plants that has a variety of really pretty plants. The rooms in the castle are well preserved and the paintings are breathtaking!

Thank Jrg8812
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

not as big as i expected but very easy to manage and not too large to be overwhelming. And a break place before exploring the gardens is to grab a coffee/tea and a slice of cake and then walk around the grounds.

Thank beach020bum

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