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Museum of the Royal Palace at Gödöllő - Gödöllő
Entrance to the Royal Palace
Address: 2100, Gödöllő Grassalkovich Kastély
Phone number: (28) 420-331, (28) 430-864
Opening hours: 01.04-31.10.: Mon-Sun 10-18
09.02-31.03.: Tue-Sun 10-17
One of the most respected noblemen of the 18th century, Count Antal Grassalkovich I (1694-1771) started the construction works of the Gödöllő Palace in 1735. The first contstruction phase lasted until 1749. This was the time when the first U-shaped wing embracing the inner courtyard was completed based on András Mayerhoffer's plans, including the ornamental hall and the noble suites. continue
Permanent exhibitions
A taste of the exhibition
Grassalkovich who came from a lower noble family and had an education in law, - as a result of his talent - completed a career rising high. He had an important in rising the Queen to the throne, since during the Austrian War of Succession (1740-48) it was Grassalkovich who organised the support of the Hungarian nobility. As a reward for the successful increase of the wealth of the chamber, Antal Grassalkovich the 1st was risen to the rank of a count by Maria Theresa in 1743, and also appointed as a secret councellor. continue
Pavilion on Royal Hill
The Pavilion on Royal Hill is the only remaining Baroque building in the Castle Park with portraits of leaders of the Original Settlement and Hungarian kings. The hexagonal building, 200 meters from the castle, was built by Antal Grassalkovich I in the 1760's. In the 17-18th century, lodgings of lords were often made look like galleries. It was partly to express their nobility, partly to show their history in pictures. continue
Portrait of Queen Elisabeth
Empress and Queen Elizabeth was surrounded by great respect in her life, and this deep respect evolved into a myth after her death. Much of the reason why she was that much adored originated from the role she played in the process of reconciliation. She was attributed the 'Guardian angel' role soon after coronation and her role as a link between the ruler and the ordinary people also appeared. This role then gradually transformed into a Maria-analogy by evoking the figure of Patrona Hungariae (Our Lady). continue