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Gödöllő

Gödöllő:
Visit of the marvelously restored Baroque Castle, the Hungarian Versailles, favorite hiding place of Queen Elisabeth (Sissi).

Count Antal Grassalkovich, one of the most respectable noblemen in Hungary started the construction of a family-mansion in Gödöllő in 1733. The unique "Hungarian Baroque" style served as a model for other Hungarian mansions of the Baroque period. The double U form and the huge garden of the castle were targets of several expansions and alteration works. After the compromise of 1867 with the Habsburgs the Hungarian state purchased the castle and gave it to Emperor Francis Joseph and Queen Elisabeth (Sissi) as a coronation present. Queen Elisabeth particularly liked to stay here.

Main sights: the main staircase gala hall, the Queen''s reception salon, her writing and dressing rooms, her bedroom, Franz Joseph''s study and smoking salon, the Rococo Chapel, and the Baroque Theatre.
Pleasant coffee-house and gardens.

Gödöllő Castle Visit photo album