Initiated by the Lackffy family, construction of the Tata castle began at the end of the 1300s. It has continually been built and rebuilt ever since. One of Tata’s gems today, it had its glory days as a royal summer residence during the reign of King Sigismund of Luxembourg and that of King Matthias Hunyadi. Thanks to the Esterházy family, one-time residents of the castle, the building today reflects the stylistical features of the romantic period.

The Domokos Kuny Museum has been operating in the castle building since 1954. In addition to the collection of the Piarist (Tata-Tóváros) Museum founded in 1912, it houses mainly Bronze and Roman Age archeological finds together with exhibits related to natural history, local history, decorative and applied art as well as home and international ethnography, including fine products from Tata’s faience manufacture.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Hungary

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Paul Heller (7 months ago)
Didn't go to the museum, but went to the cafe located on the upper level with views overlooking the lake. Very nice. Had cold beverages and also some gelato. Recommend for good views and relaxing atmosphere.
Haseeb Ali (9 months ago)
Castle is not big but a very small area. There is a nice coffee shop there inside the castle and the view of the Lake is mesmerizing. You can relax, have a walk, can do cycling or running on the track around the lake. Best Place to go with the kids for a weekend outing.
Kristina Travell (9 months ago)
It's a hidden gem. Lovely building and ruins in a stunning surrounding. The lake makes a lovely walk too. Most things were closed when we went so check opening hours before you pop in. It's a must for Witcher fans as it's a filming location.
Marcus Franke (10 months ago)
Amazing castle, worth a stop if u are around. The location is amazing just next to the lake. Free entrance if you only walk around?
István Kozma (Koi) (2 years ago)
A beautiful old castle, Ainsworth not big, but well maintained. It's crumbled walls and scenic waterways add to its feel of times if chivalry and adventures. Sometimes host venues, such as the lake running & fitness event and also houses a small atmospheric Cafe & confectionery.
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