Bory Castle

Öreghegy, Hungary

Bory Castle is a real curiosity. The special architectural feature of the castle is that it is made of concrete. The 20th century knights’ castle was constructed by architect and sculptor Jenő Bory over a period of 36 years as a symbol of his eternal love for his wife. In 1923, the architect and sculptor Jenő Bory started to build a castle on an artificial hill in the suburb of Öreghegy, still rural and covered with vineyards in the interwar period. He built the rambling castle in the historicist style for his wife, the painter Ilona Komocsin (1885-1974). A studio, an art gallery and a flat for the artist pair are also located in the castle buildings. Besides their own creations, works by other artists like János Fadrusz (1858–1903), Aladár Körösfői-Kriesch (1863–1920), István Csók (1865–1961) and Vilmos Aba-Novák (1894–1941) are also on permanent display in the castle.



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Beautiful. An amazing castle. Would love to see any artworks by the painter IIona Komocsin.


Founded: 1923-1959
Category: Castles and fortifications in Hungary


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User Reviews

Richard Nagy (10 months ago)
Overall a good experience, with minor issues I could outline. The castle itself is in a rather good shape due to it being relatively new. Management and cleanliness of the place could be done much better. Me and my wife left the place thinking that no one cared about preserving the Bory Castle as it deserves.
Cristi (12 months ago)
The building is wonderful achievement of architecture. The gardens are also very relaxing. The art was not in line with our tastes, too heavy paintings, sculpture also massive, but the collection was impressive nonetheless. No English panels or info, you have to go online. Ticket a bit expensive.
John Christian Abrahamson (12 months ago)
Beautiful stop off visit while driving from Budapest to Zagreb. Family friendly, beautiful architecture.
Traian Ungureanu (17 months ago)
A very nice place. Filled with sculptures and paintings. Also a nice view of the city. I bet in the summer is even nicer with all the gardens green. Definitely should visit.
Köpi Tuba (2 years ago)
A delightful castle, built by one man. It is well maintained, a beautiful piece of architectural marvel. Lots of stairs up and down but easy to walk around. We spent an hour in a slow pace and were able to see everything.
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