Szigliget Castle

Szigliget, Hungary

Szigliget castle was built by Favus Abbot of Pannonhalma, it was completed in 1262. A small village with a church had been developed under the castle belonging to it as usual in the life of a border fortress. The Castle passed into royal proprietorship and then from 1521 for centuries it became the property of Tóti-Lengyel family. Upon the order of Emperor Lipót issued in 1702 the Castle was blow up.To protect its substance as well as to explore, a fund was started in 1991.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Hungary


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Chiara Mori (13 months ago)
The castle is really nice to see, the view from the top is amazing. Dogs are allowed inside, of all sizes, which is really nice. The price are for adults and children (adults: 2000 ft for person) and dogs don’t pay. Going on the top of the castle the stairs starts to get a little steeps, so maybe for a big dog would not be easy. There’s also a stand inside for tourists gadgets and they have a little theatre for comedy show and some others things, but of course is in Hungarian.
veronika szabo (17 months ago)
Unexpectedly a lot to see here! You can pay by card and cash at the entrance. At this level there is a toilet which looks well looked after, clean and modern. A small souvenir/eatery. You can take the food with you to explore. I would recommend to eat after the tour though. Close to this unit there is another toilet, but it was closed during our visit. The castle has many ‘floors’ so there is a lot of stairs and little ‘rooms’ there is plenty of information on how the castle was and the use of each little or not so little places. Meanwhile there is a breathtaking view of Balaton and the everything around. If you have children under 6, their ticket is free. I would suggest to keep your children close or take toddler harness as you can just freely climb on the ruins of the walls or fall out of the windows of cannons.
M.Sameh Ismail (2 years ago)
What a wonderful castle. Highly recommended to visit at least once. Perfect view of the city and the lake.
some dude (2 years ago)
Beautiful place with a nice view and people really took there time to restore it as it was. Good information and if you are around Balaton, make a visit and be amazed. And don't forget to buy one of the best ice-cream ever?
david cohen (2 years ago)
Not so old (only about 750 years) pretty standard layout and history. But there's a fantastic view of lake Balaton and almost all the information is translated to English, and very interesting. Free parking, easy to get to.
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