The Royal Palace
The Palace is one of the most important, largest monuments of Hungarian Palace architecture. Its builder, Count Antal Grassalkovich I (1694-1771) was a typical figure of the regrouping Hungarian aristocracy of the 18th century. He was a Royal Septemvir, president of the Hungarian Chamber, and confidant of Empress Maria Theresa (1740-1780). The construction began around 1733, under the direction of András Mayerhoffer (1690-1771) a Salzburg builder.
Distance from Budapest: 30 km East from Budapest center
Address: 2100 Gödöllő, Grassalkovich-kastély
Some important events:
12 June - Antal Day Festival „Il caffé di Campagna” by Baldassare Galuppi opera in the Baroque Theater
5-14 August - Baroque Week in the Baroque Year
7-18 September - Cultural Heritage Days
1. November - 31. March, Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
1. April - 31. October, Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.