A nice park and exhibitions inside
Favorite thing: The castle park is lovely. A good place tov stroll in summer, but absolutely freezing the day in which we had the opportunity to viist it! It was just mid-November, but the wind was so incredibly cold!
Favorite thing: Keszthely means castle in English, and indeed there is a castle in town, not one of those sombre military structures so often connected with the word, but a beautiful baroque palace built in 1745. The Festetics Castle was built by the wealthy Festetics family and has over 100 rooms. Now it houses an interesting museum and library. During the tourist season concerts are held almost every day in The Mirror Gallery, and sometimes outside in the garden. - It is quite near the centre. Follow the pedestrian street from the town centre.
- Museum Visits
- Castles and Palaces
Favorite thing: The shortest way from the Main Square to the Festetics castle is the
Kossuth Lajos ut.
Its a very pedestrian zone where you can find nice pubs and stores.
Even the supermarket was open on Sunday, thats something which you wont find in Austria so easily.
Foe teri plebaniatemplom
Favorite thing: Probably you have the same problem like me, you don't know the meaning of the hungarian name of that general tip... here is the english name:
Parish church on the Main Square
Franciscans started the construction in 1368, in the time of palatine Iszvan Lackfi II. The church functioned as a fort against the Turkish attacks in the 16th century. It was restored in the 19th century.
A 14th century rosette increases the value of its neo-gothic tower. A 15th century fresco complex was found in the presbytery in 1947. At its southern side you can see the remain of the basement walls of the former St. Lawrence chapel.
Vajda Janos Gimnazium
Favorite thing: Pal Festetics was the first to found a secondary school in Keszthely in 1772. Its descendant can be found in the building which was constructed in the 19th century. Its neo-gothic tower was raised in front of its frontage in the 1880s.
The building complex comprises the school, a friary and a parish church.
Location: Foe ter 9 (9. Main square)
The Main pedestrian area
Favorite thing: This pedestrian area connects Festetics Castle and the Mian Square of the town where the Town Hall and Franciscan Churh are located.
There are plenty of small shops, cafe-bars, Banks and tourist agencies in this street.
- Family Travel
Favorite thing: Tourist Office
8360 Keszthely, Kossuth utca, 28
- Tel.: (+36) 83 314 144
- Fax: (+36) 83 314 144
- Internet: www.keszthely.hu
- E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
... and this is the owner!
Favorite thing: Here it goes, Mr Gyorgy Festetics, one of the owners of the castle. The statute appears quite pleasant in the autumn framework, with yellow leaves falling from the trees.
The Golden House
Favorite thing: This house is absolutely well hidden beside the main pedestrian avenue, on the right hand side, going towards the castle. It may be injoyed from alittle yard, beside the course.
The unmissable "castle"
Favorite thing: The name tells it "Keszthely -> caste"! So, one cannot miss the great palace on the top of the hill, att he upper end of the pedestrian area where lots of shops align their goods.
Favorite thing: Island-bath
The only remaining island bath of the Balaton was build in 1892. It was rebuild in 1960 and regained its original form in 2002.
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