Godollo Travel Guide

  • Godollo Royal Palace
    Godollo Royal Palace
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  • Godollo Royal Palace
    Godollo Royal Palace
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  • Godollo Palace gardens
    Godollo Palace gardens
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    by hungariangirl896 Written Aug 8, 2013

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    The royal palace is Godollo’s main attraction. It was built by Antal Grassalkovich I in 1741. Many owners later, the palace was given to Franz Joseph and his wife Sissi. The town became very prosperous and popular because of the royal family’s frequent presence here. When the palace was no longer in use by the royal family, it became the home of Miklos Horthy. After World War II, Soviet soldiers moved in and by the 1980s, the palace was extremely run down. Renovations soon began and it’s now a very elegant and magnificent building.

    When you first enter the palace, you will walk up the grand staircase, which is covered in crimson carpet. You will then walk through a variety of beautifully decorated rooms. The grand hall has a very tall ceiling with red carpet and gold chandeliers. Sometimes important political events are held here. Red is the theme of Franz Joseph’s room; this includes the carpet, chairs, and the walls, which are covered with red silk. The palace also has its own chapel. Almost all the rooms contain either detailed paintings or historical artifacts (like old newspapers and photos). There is also a very large room displaying old weapons and firearms. My favorite room was Queen Elizabeth’s room. The walls are painted a beautiful shade of purple and are accompanied by satin lavender chairs with dark wood. Behind the palace are the gardens and some walking trails.

    The Royal Palace of Godollo is so beautiful and makes a great day trip from Budapest.

    Godollo Royal Palace Grand Staircase Grand Hall Chapel Palace gardens
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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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    by iblatt Updated Jul 4, 2009

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    This is a beautiful Baroque palace, which is also a "cult"-center for Princess Elizabeth, best known as Sisi, Emperor Franz Joseph's wife, who is a beloved figure for the Hungarians (and not without a reason: she was a champion for the cause of equality between Hungarians and Austrians in the Austro-Hungarian empire in the second half of the 19th century).

    The palace was built in 1730 by Antal Grassalkovich the First, a loyal servant to Maria Theresa. The queen even visited him in this palace. Since 1867 it served as the summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Sisi. It was a favorite of Sisi's, and a center of many social functions, until her death in 1898.

    The palace was badly damaged during World War II, but has been carefully restored, including the pricate apartments of the Emperor and the Princess. There are many paintings and busts of Sisi, and to judge by these she certainly appears to have been a beautiful woman, a clever princess and a kind hearted person.

    The palace park is not fully developed, but it's a pleasure to walk in; the view of the castle from the park is impressive.

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    by travelthrough Written Apr 8, 2007

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    In Nov. 1898, this park was made in honor of the assassination of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary, Empress of Austria ("Sisi") on Sep. 10 1898. A famous Hungarian sculptor created
    the monument of the Empress at the end of a beautiful avenue of trees. At its inauguration,
    the Emperor was present.
    Behind the monument, there is another Crown Monument on an artificially created hill of stones. The park is nice to walk around in spring and fall because it is lush in vegetation
    and good for relaxation.

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Godollo Hotels

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  • Sunshine Hotel

    Szabadsag Ut 199, Godollo, 2100, Hungary

  • Panzio Sissi

    Dozsa Gyorgy Utca 36, Godollo, 2100, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Erzsebet Kiralyne Hotel

    Dozsa Gyorgy ut 2, Godollo, 2100, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Nora Szallo Es Motel

    Honved Utca 32, Godollo, 2100, Hungary

  • Galeria Etterem & Panzio

    Szabadsag Ter 8, Godollo, 2100, Hungary

  • Silver Club

    Isaszegi Ut 7 To Pf. 142, Godollo, 2100, Hungary

Godollo Restaurants

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    by iblatt Written Jul 4, 2009

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    Fancy tasting delicious Hungarian cakes in the palace where Princess Elizabeth, the famous Sisi, entertained her royal guests? Then the Gödöllõ Palace Cafe is just for you!

    Cake selection: a difficult choice... Outdoor seating, G��d��ll�� Palace Cafe
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    • Women's Travel
    • Food and Dining

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