Gödöllő Palace: The favourite palace of Queen Elizabeth

History of Gödöllő Palace

Gödöllő Palace (Gödöllői Királyi Kastély) is located a few minutes walk from the stop of the suburban train. The palace is built in the 18th century by Count Antal Grassalkovich, a notable Hungarian aristocrat. Gödöllő Palace is constructed in Baroque style and has double U shape. It is surrounded by a beautiful park. The palace had several owners after the death of the last male inheritor of the Grassalkovich family in 1841. Finally it was bought by the Hungarian state as a coronation gift to Emperor Francis Joseph I and Queen Elizabeth. The royal family used the palace as a resting residence and spent many spring and autumn hunting seasons there. Queen Elizabeth (or Sisi as she was called by family and friends) loved to stay in Gödöllő.

Tips for visiting Gödöllő Palace

Unfortunately no photos are allowed in the palace. Spare at least half a day in this lovely place.

Useful information
Address: 2100 Gödöllő, Grassalkovich-palace/ 5852
Access: more info
Opening hours:
Palace: more info
Gardens: From November to March: 06:00 AM – 06:00 PM and from April to October: 06:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Admission:
Palace: 2200 HUF (more info)
Gardens: free
Web site: http://www.kiralyikastely.hu/main_page

Gödöllő Palace
Royal Palace of Gödöllő

decoration

Royal Palace of Gödöllő
Royal Palace of Gödöllő
Gardens of the palace
Gardens of the palace
Statue in the gardens
Statue in the gardens

flowers

Royal Palace of Gödöllő
Royal Palace of Gödöllő

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2 Replies to “Gödöllő Palace: The favourite palace of Queen Elizabeth”

  1. What a romantic spot!

  2. Oh yes! The Queen has some great taste! I’ve been here a while ago, it’s as beautiful as the pictures.

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