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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Laura M. (7 months ago)
Bory Jenő built this wonderful castle with some of his students for his wife and himself. You can not only find wonderful sculptures and paintings but an inner garden that reminds me of Italy. Enjoy a nice afternoon strolling through the castle!
A анонимный (7 months ago)
Eh. It's a unique place for sure but I still expected more. I'd call it a mini castle, with a nice garden. And that's it. I went near close time and it was still full of visitors. Ticket prices were sky high. I am not saying you shouldn't check it out, but they could half the price and then it'd be a fair deal. Like there is really not much to see or do. I do like art, paintings, sculptures. However this is not an art exhibit. You mostly see one type of art and it is a hit or miss. Most arts were also missing a detailed description so I was just looking at them for the sake of looking. Masks were also not enforced despite having small corridors and having a huge crowd present.
Sandy Juhasz (7 months ago)
This is a beautiful place. The castle has a nice garden too. Bory castle is the work of Hungarian sculptor and architect Jeno Bory. Bory built the castle between 1923 and 1959 with the help of several of his students. The building features a range of architectural styles (Scottish, Romanesque, Gothic) all eccentrically combined.
Andreas Danek (7 months ago)
We spent around 45 minutes there, for an entry fee of 1800 HUF and we are not huge fans of art. The castle itself and the garden are in good state and beautiful to look at. It's impressive, that it was built by nearly only one person. The only thing we were missing were some explanations for paintings and statues, as I am not familiar with Hungarian history.
DJ Kelley (7 months ago)
The castle was very interesting to visit, especially since it was mostly built by one man. The sheer quantity of paintings, sculptures, and architecture made by one family was staggering. The gardens were peaceful and beautiful to walk. My kids, elementary aged, enjoyed exploring for an hour and a half or so before they were done. We pretty well made a circuit of everything in that time.
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