Gödöllő - Sisi's favourite Hungarian Palace
Gödöllő is a small city with a stunning baroque palace, 30 km from Budapest.
Initially, this 18th-century palace served as a manor of the Grassalkovich counts, a notable Hungarian family. The palace had several owners after the death of the last Grassalkovich in 1841. Then, the Hungarian state bought it as a coronation gift to Emperor Francis Joseph I and Queen Elisabeth. Sisi was very popular in Hungary and the royal family spent a lot of time in Gödöllő. The estate is a true Habsburg residence – golden chandeliers, walls covered in silk and velvet chairs, legends, hidden coridors, etc.