Holloko Var
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
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Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Márton T
Budaors, Hungary263 contributions
Jul 2020
There is a big parking place, 4öö HUF/hour, the maximum stay is 3 hours. From there is 6-7 minutes short walk to the fort. The entrance fee is 3500 HUF for a family. The fort is partly renovated, some room also with installations. The view is perfect from the fort. I can recommend tovisit.
Written July 21, 2020
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Amy C
London, UK754 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
Holloko is a UNESCO World Heritage site that's located two hours north of Budapest. Upon arriving, head to Holloko Castle or var in Hungarian and pay the 700 forint admission. The fee includes a tour of the grounds as well as picturesque mountain views.

After leaving the var, head to the left and down the castle trail to reach the ancient homes of the Palóc people. Make sure to sample the local cuisine such as the Paloc soup. Here's a tourist tip, after reaching the end of the village, continue past the coffee shop and you'll find yourself near the bus station. There's no need to backtrack to the entrance. Enjoy one of Budapest's world wonders.
Written April 29, 2015
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Gideon S
34 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Wonderful view on the surrounding area, it cost about 3 euro to enter, there a small museum, and you can walk along the walls, and climb the stairs of the castle, to get a panoramic nice view.
Written October 12, 2017
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premnathrao
Budapest, Hungary31 contributions
This castle is much beautiful than what you actually read from the visitors. The view from the top is breathtaking. Must visit the ofalu village on the way back.
Written May 11, 2015
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,398 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
The best time to visit Hollokö is during Easter because they have a full program for 2 days. Whether you sleep in the village (book several weeks in advance) or in a nearby village, if you plan to stay 2 days, let them know so that they give you a 2-day ticket: it will avoid the queue the 2nd day.
The castle is on the hill above the village, a short hike and gives great views over the green valley. The castle has lost its roof in many places but lots remains to make it really interesting to visit.

If you have the special Easter ticket, all is included otherwise the castle or each of the museums have a small fee.
Written August 20, 2014
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Tam_Tr_92
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia295 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
I enjoyed every second of the visit to the castle. I truly experienced it as a whole, looking at the most hidden places and snooping around as a child. There is an amazing story about a king taking a random girl as a prisoner in the castle because she was too pretty, and the interior just takes you inside the story. I'd recommend it to everyone visiting the area. It's truly unbelievable.
Written July 25, 2017
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Ron R
Norwich, UK144 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
On paying the entry fee a wristband is issued which gives free entrance to all the 'shops' in the old village, one also gets a map identifying different buildings.
The castle itself is very well preserved ,and as one climbs higher ,offers spectacular views of the countryside.
Whilst we were there we did some 'wine tasting' in the Juhasz Ferenc cellar ...excellent.
Written August 15, 2016
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Emily P
Edinburgh, UK107 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
1.5 hour drive from Budapest. From the car park, you can walk up a muddy hill about 10-15 minutes to the castle. Toilets are nearby and signposted.

The castle is 600huf entry, but we went on a Sunday and it was free! A small castle, not very grand, but nice views over the Holloko old town. As mentioned below, not labelled in English.

There is a cafe but only with drinks, no food.

From the castle, walk past the toilets for less than 10 minutes to the old town. This is beautifully preserved, and very folksy.

Overall, we stayed in Holloko for 2 hours, no more than 30 mins in the castle though.
Written September 29, 2015
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Robert G
Gilbert, AZ126 contributions
May 2015 • Family
This is a must for those who love tradition lore. complete with the story of a Princess and a Raven. Magical!
Written June 3, 2015
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Pannipannini
Maryland1,255 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Fantastic views and well reconstructed. Amazing spot, worth it to spend a day here and in the village below (or walk to Rimóc).
Written August 6, 2022
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