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

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Alicia Carlton (14 months ago)
Didnt get to go inside but the outside was beautiful and the story behind it great.
Krisztián Rapali (15 months ago)
Great palace! Lovely place with beautiful sculpture! Jenő Bory made this palace to his wife from love! Very romantic atmosphere!
Noja M (2 years ago)
A romantic and breathtaking little gem of Székesfehérvár. Do not miss it out! If you like art or architecture, this is for you to see. The whole place is very picturesque.
Eman Khaled (2 years ago)
I don't understand why this castle is not popular among travelers!!!! I found it after two years I lived in Hungary! It is super easy to get by car from Budapest and even by transportation it is not that much complicated! It doesn't have free entry but tickets are super cheap.. The castle is not big but it is amazing, I totally recommend it o whoever lives in Hungary and for travelers who have at least a week in Hungary, I know there are many other cities to see during a touristic trip to Hungary but this one is worth it guys! I was surprised when I went there and see zero foreigners on a summer day! It is one of the best hidden places you will ever see
fargobryce (2 years ago)
The effort of one man to build a whole castle by his own hands is mind blowing, really something to admire. Pity the place turned out to be a major piece of kitsch with a sad collection of run down, mediocre is not inferior art. Been here a few times, it is not very likely I can be convinced to visit any more. Unless I want to get a major depression.
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