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Old August 3rd, 2005, 02:18 PM   #1
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Castles in Hungary

- Castles in Hungary -

(I.) Tata:




(II.) Esztergom:




(III.) Sümeg:




(IV.) Nagyvázsony:
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(V.) Szigliget:




(VI.) Veszprém:




(VII.) Csesznek:




(VIII.) Kőszeg:


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(IX.) Sárvár:




(X.) Csókakő:


(XI.) Szigetvár:


(XII.) Siklós:






(XIII.) Pécs:


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(XIV.) Visegrád:




(XV.) Buda:






(XVI.) Eger:




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(XVII.) Sirok:




(XVIII.) Kisnána:


(XIX.) Hollókő:


(XX.) Gyula:


(XXI.) Sárospatak:




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(XXII.) Szerencs:




(XXIII.) Diósgyőr:




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Old August 16th, 2005, 05:37 PM   #8
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Palaces in Hungary (22 palaces)

Palaces in Hungary:

(I.) Fertőd, Esterházy palace:




(II.) Keszthely, Festetich palace:



(III.) Gödöllő, Grassalkovich palace:



(IV.) Nagycenk, Széchenyi palace:


(V.) Tiszadob, Andrássy palace:


(VI.) Szirák, Teleki-Dégenfeld palace:


(VII.) Nagymágocs, Károlyi palace:


(VIII.) Noszvaj, De la Motte palace:


(IX.) Nagytétény, Száraz-Rudnyánszky palace:
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(X.) Röjtökmuzsaj, Szidónia palace:


(XI.) Hatvan, Grassalkovich palace:


(XII.) Tura, Schossberger palace:


(XIII.) Lillafüred, Palace Hotel:



(XIV.) Parádsasvár, Palace Hotel:


(XV.) Szabadkígyós, Wenckheim palace:


(XVI.) Martonvásár, Brunszvik palace:


(XVII.) Budapest, Sándor palace:


(XVIII.) Ráckeve, Savoyai palace:


(XIX.) Körmend, Batthyány palace:


(XX.) Dég, Festetich palace:


(XXI.) Nádasdladány, Nádasdy palace:


(XXII.) Fót, Károlyi palace:
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wow so beautiful palaces in lovely Hungary ! great job presenting them all to us.

btw a few dayss ago i nominated two Hungarian Palaces Festetich palace + Esterhazy for best of EE ( but quite bad pictures) i would like to ask if i could use the best pictures you have there for the nominations.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomesh
btw a few dayss ago i nominated two Hungarian Palaces Festetich palace + Esterhazy for best of EE ( but quite bad pictures) i would like to ask if i could use the best pictures you have there for the nominations.
My pictures are abbbsolutely free.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #12
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[Hungary] Castles, mansions and palaces

Castles, mansions and palaces in Hungary

Part 1/5

More than 1500 castles, palaces and manor houses have been built in Hungary over the centuries.

The best castles, mansions and palaces in Hungary (in my opinion):



(01) Hédervár (Khuen-Héderváry Castle)


(02) Fertőd (Esterházy Palace)
The „Hungarian Versailles". Joseph Haydn worked for the Esterházy family at Eszterháza (now Fertőd) from 1761 to 1790.








(03) Nagycenk (Széchenyi Mansion)
The residence of the Széchenyi family, since 1973 a memorial museum


(04) Röjtökmuzsaj (Verseghy Mansion)


(05) Kőszeg (Jurisics Castle)
The Castle was named after captain Miklós Jurisics, who bravely defeated the town against the Turks in 1532.






(06) Sárvár (Nádasdy Castle)
Under Tamás Nádasdy (1498-1562) Sárvár was the focus of the reformist and humanist struggle in West Hungary.




(07) Körmend (Batthyány Mansion)


(08) Egervár (Egervár Castle)


(09) Keszthely (Festetics Palace)
The residence of the Festetics family, today the castle serves as Helikon Castle Museum








(10) Rezi (Rezi Castle)


(11) Tátika (Tátika Castle)


(12) Sümeg (Sümeg Castle)
Sümeg Castle was built by the diocese of Veszprém in the second half of the 13th century. Knightly tournaments are held in the courtyard and medieval banquets in the evenings.








(13) Somló Hill (Somló Castle)


(14) Szigliget (Szigliget Castle)






(15) Csobánc (Csobánc Castle)




(16) Nagyvázsony (Kinizsi Castle)




(17) Veszprém (Veszprém Castle)
Veszprém was well liked by medieval Hungarian queens. „The Town of Queens"


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(18) Csesznek (Csesznek Castle)




(19) Várpalota (Thury/Újlaky Castle)


(20) Mór (Lamberg Mansion)


(21) Csókakő (Csókakő Castle)




(22) Nádasdladány (Nádasdy Mansion)


(23) Sárszentmihály (Zichy Mansion)


(24) Székesfehérvár (Bory Castle)


(25) Seregélyes (Zichy-Hadik Castle Hotel)


(26) Ráckeve (Savoy Palace)
The small Baroque palace built in 1702 for Prince Eugene of Savoy (the general whose army helped liberate Hungary from Turks).


(27) Dég (Festetics Palace)


„Holland House" in the castle park


(28) Ozora (Pipo de Ozora Castle)




(29) Simontornya (Simontornya Castle)


(30) Szigetvár (Zrínyi Castle)
The castle was besieged by 100,000 Turks for 33 days in 1566. Defended by a tiny Croat-Hungarian force, led by Miklós Zrínyi, a Croat nobleman. All 2,500 Croats and Hungarians defending the castle died, but 25,000 Turks also lost their lives in the siege.


(31) Siklós (Garay Castle)
In the 14th century Siklós, as a palatinal city, became one of the centres of the country under the rule of the Garay family. In 1401 Sigismund, king of Hungary and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of Germany were held as captive for a while in the castle.




(32) Pécs (Pécs Castle)


(33) Pécsvárad (Pécsvárad Castle)




(34) Nagymágocs (Károlyi Mansion)




(35) Szabadkígyós (Wenckheim Palace)




(36) Gyula (Gyula Castle)




(37) Füzér (Füzér Castle)






(38) Füzérradvány (Károlyi Mansion)


(39) Regéc (Rákóczi Castle)


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(40) Sárospatak (Rákóczi Castle)
Sárospatak is the birthplace of St. Elisabeth of the Árpáds. Péter Perényi started to build the fortified castle in 1534.






(41) Boldogkőváralja (Boldogkő Castle)




(42) Szerencs (Rákóczi Castle)




(43) Tiszadob (Andrássy Mansion)




(44) Miskolc-Diósgyőr (Diósgyőr Castle)
The medieval castle in Diósgyőr was a favourite holiday residence of Hungarian kings and queens.






(45) Miskolc-Lillafüred (Palace Hotel)






(46) Sáta (Fáy Mansion)


(47) Noszvaj (De la Motte Mansion)


(48) Eger (Dobó Castle)
In 1552 during the siege of Eger castle two thousand hungarian soldiers, women and children under the command of captain István Dobó defeated a Turkish force of 60,000.
The details of the entire siege of Eger and the circumstances leading to it are excitingly told by Géza Gárdonyi in his book "The Stars of Eger" (Egri csillagok), the most popular historical novel in Hungarian literature.











(49) Sirok (Sirok Castle)




(50) Kisnána (Móré Castle)


(51) Parádsasvár (Károlyi Mansion)




(52) Salgótarján (Salgó Castle)




(53) Hollókő (Hollókő Castle)




(54) Szécsény (Forgách Mansion)


(55) Szirák (Teleki-Dégenfeld Mansion)


(56) Hatvan (Grassalkovich Mansion)


(57) Tura (Schossberger Mansion)


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(58) Gödöllő (Grassalkovich/Royal Palace)
After 1867 it functioned as the summer residence of Francis Joseph and Queen Elisabeth (Sissi).




(59) Drégelypalánk (Drégely Castle)
In 1552 Captain György Szondy and his fifty soldiers gave their lives for the motherland in the fights against 15,000 Turks. Drégely castle is a symbol of heroism and patriotism for the Hungarians.




(60) Nógrád (Nógrád Castle)






(61) Fót (Károlyi Mansion)


(62) Budapest (Vajdahunyad Castle)
It is a copy in part of Vajdahunyad castle in Transylvania (today Romania). The Castle was built between 1896 and 1908, designed by Ignác Alpár.
Originally it was made from cardboard and wood for the millennial exhibition in 1896 but it became so popular that it was rebuilt from stone and brick.







(63) Budapest (Citadella Fortress)
The Citadella fortress was erected in 1851 by the Habsburgs to control the city and prevent a repeat of 1848-49 Hungarian revolution.


(64) Budapest (Sándor Palace)
Sándor Palace was once the residence of the prime minister. Now it is office and residence of the president of the republic.


(65) Budapest (Royal Palace)










(66) Budapest (Buda Castle)
The first royal residence on the Castle Hill was built by King Béla IV of Hungary (1235-1270) between 1247 and 1265.
The oldest part of the present-day palace was built in the 14th century by Prince Stephen, Duke of Slavonia, the younger brother of King Louis I of Hungary.
King Sigismund Luxemburg of Hungary (1387-1437) greatly enlarged the palace. Buda Castle was the main residence of Sigismund.
The last phase of grand-scale building activity happened under King Matthias Corvinus (1458-1490).
On 29 August 1541 Buda was occupied by the Ottomans. The Hungarian capital became part of Ottoman Empire as the seat of the Eyalet of Budin.
In the era between 1541 and 1686 the Habsburgs tried re-capture Buda several time. Unsuccessful sieges in 1542, 1598, 1603 and 1684 caused serious damage. In 1686 Buda was captured by the allied Christian forces.
During the Hungarian revolution on 5 January 1849 Buda was occupied by the Austrian army led by Prince Alfred zu Windischgrätz. On 4 May 1849 the Hungarian army of Artúr Görgey laid siege on Buda Castle, defended by General Heinrich Hentzi. On 20 May the Hungarians captured Buda with a great assault.
Later in 1867 after the Ausgleich in the Buda Castle Franz Joseph was crowned to the king of Hungary.
Buda Castle was the last major strongpoint of Budapest held by Axis forces (Germans and Hungarians) during the siege of Budapest between 29 December 1944 and 13 February 1945.





















(67) Nagytétény (Száraz-Rudnyánszky Mansion)




(68) Martonvásár (Brunszvik Mansion)
Brunszvik Mansion is today the centre of the Hungarian Beethoven cult. The great composer often stayed at the Brunszvik Mansion.






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(69) Visegrád (Visegrád Castle and Royal Palace)
It was home to Hungarian kings from 1323 and later became their summer residence. Matthias Corvinus of Hungary (1458-1490) used Visegrád as a country residence.














(70) Esztergom (Royal Castle)
After 960 Géza, the ruling prince of the Hungarians, chose Esztergom as his residence. His son, Vajk, who was later called Saint Stephen of Hungary, was born here in 970. In 1000, St Stephen (997-1038) was crowned king here.
Esztergom was the capital of Hungary from the 10th until the mid-13th century and it was the Royal Seat until the end of King Béla IV’s reign. It is still the primary seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary, whose spectacular cathedral, Esztergom Basilica, is the largest church in the country.









(71) Tata (Tata Castle)
Tata castle was built under Louis I (1342-1382) and had its prime under Matthias Corvinus (1458-1490), who had it rebuilt in Renaissance style.










(72) Komárom (Komárom Fortress System)
The largest military fortress complex in Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The fortresses at the twin border cities of Komárom (Hungary) and Komárno (today Slovakia) were built in the 19th century by the Habsburg monarchy.
Komárom played a significant role in the Hungarian war of Independence against Austria, remaining the last bastion of the Hungarian resistance until 1849.

Fortresses on the Hungarian side:


Fort Star (Csillag)


Fort Igmánd


Fort Monostor






(73) Pannonhalma (Pannonhalma Castle and Benedictine Archabbey of St Martin)
It was founded as the first Hungarian Benedictine monastery in 996 by Prince Géza (972-997), who designated this as a place for the monks to settle, and the it soon became the centre of the Benedictine order. Géza's son, King St Stephen I (997-1038) donated estates and privilege to the monastery.
The oldest surviving document to use Hungarian language, the Charter of the Tihany Benedictine Abbey, dating back to 1055, is still preserved in the library of Archabbey.
In 1996, "the Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment" was elected among the World Heritage sites.





(74) Győr (Győr Castle)
In 1594, the Turkish army occupied the castle and the town, but in 1598 the Hungarian and Austrian army managed to occupy it again. In 1683, Turks returned briefly, only to leave again after being defeated in the Battle of Vienna.
Napoleon won a battle at Győr in 1809 and occupied the castle.



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Ban Bank: You should post drawings on how some of the medieval castles looked like before they were ruined (by war, time, or people in need of stone).

There is a very good website that has information+images+reconstruction drawings of all castles in pre-1918 Hungary.

(For non-Hungarians, please do not be offended by the map of Greater Hungary. It is there for purely informational reasons rather than nationalistic reasons)

http://mars.elte.hu/varak/terkep+lista2.php

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Old April 21st, 2007, 10:10 AM   #19
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There is a very good website that has information+images+reconstruction drawings of all castles in pre-1918 Hungary.

http://mars.elte.hu/varak/terkep+lista2.php

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Just want to say: AWESOME!

I never knew Hungary had so many beautiful castles/palaces. Beautiful thread!

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