Located 35 km east of Budapest, the Royal Palace of Gödöllő is the largest Baroque castle in Hungary.

The castle is particularly known for being one of the favorite residences of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, affectionately called Sissi. The Palace was originally built for the aristocratic Grassalkovich family.

In point of fact, the palace was built in the eighteenth century and offered by the Hungarian people as a wedding gift to the royal family of Francis Joseph and Queen Elisabeth (better known as ‘Sissi’).

Sissi liked to take refuge at this summer residence to escape the intrigues of the court of Vienna.

In the beautiful Palace of Empress Sissi you will be able to visit the royal chambers, the large imposing reception room, among others, and discover many paintings and photographs of Sissi.

After touring the interior, guests can walk in the Royal Garden and see the pavilion and landscaped gardens.

Video of Gödölló, Palace of Empress Sissi:

To visit the Gödölló Palace, many offers exist that include a roundtrip transfer by bus from Budapest:

Information and tickets for Gödölló Palace and bus transfer – click here

To prepare your visit to Budapest, do not hesitate to consult our articles on the must-see sights of Budapest on this link, as well as those on Visit Budapest in 2 days, 3 days and 4 days with recommended itineraries per day!