Fodor's Expert Review Mátyás Király Múzeum

Visegrad Castle/Palace

In the 15th century, King Matthias Corvinus had a separate palace built on the bank of the Danube below the citadel. It was eventually razed by the Turks, and not until 1934 were the ruins finally excavated. Nowadays you can see the disheveled remnants of the Királyi palota (Royal Palace) and its Salamon torony (Salamon Tower), which are part of the Mátyás Király Múzeum. The Salomon Tower has two small exhibits displaying ancient statues and well structures from the age of King Matthias. Especially worth seeing is the red-marble well, built by a 15th-century Italian architect. Above a ceremonial courtyard rise the palace's various halls; on the left you can still see a few fine original carvings, which give an idea of how magnificent the palace must once have been. Inside the palace is a small exhibit on its history, as well as a collection of gravestones dating from Roman times to the 19th century. Fridays in May, the museum hosts medieval crafts demonstrations.

Castle/Palace Museum/Gallery

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Fő utca 29
Visegrád, Pest  Hungary

26-597–011

www.visegradmuzeum.hu

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 1,100 Ft Castle; 700 Ft Solomon Tower

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