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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: 02.01-28.02: Mon-Sun 10-17
01-31.03.: Mon-Fri 10-17, Sat-Sun 10-18
01.04-31.10.: Mon-Sun 10-18
02.11-31.12.: Mon-Fri 10-17, Sat-Sun 10-18
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
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
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
Baroque Theatre
The southern wing apartment of the Palace, which Antal Grassalkovich I rendered at the disposal of his friend, Count Kristóf Migazzi, Bishop of Vác and Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna, was converted into a theatre by Prince Antal Grassalkovich II between 1782 and 1785. The Palace theatre was opened earlier than the Castle Theatre that the Buda Carmelite church was converted into at the instigation of Farkas Kempelen in 1787. continue