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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E John Deutsch (14 months ago)
Enjoy the 8km walk around Tata Lake (Őreg) while seeing Tata Castle. Beautiful walk.
Yvette H (15 months ago)
A nice historical place to visit and walk around in Tata
Anna F (16 months ago)
The castle is very well kept and it is a pearl of the Old Lake.
Krisztian Hunter (16 months ago)
Museum is interesting, there is a small entry fee. However, you cannot take photos unless you pay for a photography ticket which is quite expensive. Not worth it anyway.
arbj (17 months ago)
Nice place to stop for a day and see the castle. The castle itself is small, but the area around is very beautiful, one can take walks around the lake. There are many restaurants around the lake, this place is also very popular at night especially in the weekends.
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