Rákóczi Castle

Sárospatak, Hungary

The oldest part of the Rákóczi castle, the five-storey Red Tower, dates from the late 15th century – inside you’ll find period rooms in excellent condition. Note that this can only be visited by guided tour.

The Renaissance-style Palace Wing, connected to the Red Tower by a 17th-century loggia called the Lorántffy Gallery , was built in the 16th century and later enlarged by its most famous owners, the Rákóczi family of Transylvania. Today, along with some 19th-century additions, it contains the Rákóczi Exhibition, devoted to the 1703–11 uprising and the castle’s later occupants. Bedrooms and dining halls overflow with furniture, tapestries, porcelain and glass. Of special interest is the small five-windowed bay room on the 1st floor near the Knights’ Hall , with its stucco rose in the middle of a vaulted ceiling.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Hungary

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Maria C (3 years ago)
The castle is very well maintained. At the ticket office, where you buy your ticket, you will find a list of exhibitions for which you have to pay extra. There is an extra charge of 2500 HUF for photography. Why are the tower and several rooms only open to groups? In any case, the park and the outside area are magnificent, including the views.
Lauritz Saxtrup (3 years ago)
Well worth a visit but might be a bit hard on young children as the tour guide goes into great detail about nearly everything.
Réka K. (3 years ago)
Thr fortess itself is smaller than I expected but its nice and you can visit some of it part free of charge. Landscape is nice, the city also has its own atmosphere.
Andrew Fekete (3 years ago)
If you ever visit the Northern part of Hungary, you HAVE to visit the Castle of Sárospatak. The amount of historical significance that it carries is truly remarkable. The guided tour is detailed and interactive, you are going to feel like you are in the 17th-18th century. Prices can be a bit too harsh, however, this is a perfect place to learn about the Rakoczis history. Can't recommend it enough!
Zsolt Erdődi (3 years ago)
Nice historical place in Hungary. The staff is perfectly prepared. The guide of red tower was very kind an patience. 4 star becouse the exhibitions are too ancient but very clear/tidy.
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