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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Veronika Czutor (15 months ago)
This was my first time there during winter. As a child I've been here almost every summer. Beautiful! I took some friends to show them around. At the Kuny Museum staff was so rude, it was inconvenient. Overall it's a nice museum, photo ticket is overpriced. Management truly has to rethink how they represent the museum and sit together with their employee in order to have a welcoming and friendly environment and attitude for tourists.
TravelWings'19 (2 years ago)
The castle is located right by the Orego Lake and this location is a photographer's delight! I didn't find the castle awestriking but it's a place worth visiting. Specially as a museum lover, I loved the museum inside the castle.
Rosario Aguilar (2 years ago)
I would advise just to visit the castle without going to the museum. I tried to visit the museum while my two friends waited for me at the cafe outside (the lady at the cafe is really nice). When I asked for the ticket price they charged me for three tickets, counting my friends. I tried to correct the lady telling her that I just wanted one ticket. She said I couldn’t and I needed to pay for the three tickets. I told her I just wanted one and I wouldn’t pay for three. A man approached with a macho attitude saying that I had asked for three (not true) and when I said I just wanted to pay for one he told me I couldn’t. So, I basically wasn’t able to go into the museum because a misunderstanding, and the staff was rude and couldn’t just sell me one ticket. I was just baffled.
fargobryce (2 years ago)
This is a picturesque site, especially off-season. I like it most in autumn and in winter, though it is nice to visit in summertime too. The castle looks weird somehow, but in a good way. Not the typical medieval castle, it has a strange vibe, but I can well imagine it in a fantasy setting. We could rarely enter it, it is mostly closed, but to be frank not really thrilling inside.
Kristina Travell (2 years 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.
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