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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Around Hungary > Royal Palace at Gödöllő
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Royal Palace at Gödöllő
18-JUN-2011

Royal Palace at Gödöllő

This is actually the front of the palace, looking out on the extensive gardens.

Construction was begun on this enormous palace in 1733 by Count Antal Grassalkovich. It was later used as a summer palace in particular by Hapsburg Empress Elisabeth, who is said to have loved Hungary, and just this year it served as an official meeting site for Hungary's term as EU president. Unfortunately, the two times I have been here photography was prohibited inside.

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William Barletta21-Jul-2011 05:21
A very pleasing detail. The colors are elegant.