Savoy Castle

Ráckeve, Hungary

The Savoy Castle is an 18th-century Baroque style palace. Construction of the spacious home was begun in 1702 at the commissioning of Prince Eugene of Savoy and finished in approximately 1722. Prince Eugene of Savoy acquired Csepel Island in 1698, and thereafter began the planning process of this 'maison de plaisance'.

Eugene commissioned Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt, a student of the Roman Carlo Fontana, to design the castle. Seven letters from Hildebrandt to the prince remain in the archives of the Gonzaga family in Mantua and evidence planning and construction information about the castle.

The castle has side-wings which were completed in 1714, and the whole construction process was finished around 1720 to 1722. The prince did not reside in Ráckeve mansion after it was finished, and following his death, the estate was appropriated by the Crown.

Under the reign of Maria Theresia of Austria, the mansion and the adjoining land in Csepel was managed by the Hungarian Chancery. In 1814, the middle part of the mansion, along with the stately Baroque cupola, was destroyed by fire; what is seen today was rebuilt after the fire.

Until its reconstruction in the 1980s, the mansion suffered constant decline. The castle has enjoyed renovation and revitalization, and it is now used as a hotel, which is called the Savoyai Mansion Hotel.



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Founded: 1702-1722
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Hungary

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Zita Zita (11 months ago)
These castle builders knew how to live! Here, the castle does not overlook its own lake, but the Danube. One of our first baroque castles and the main entrance and facade are quite unique, we have never seen anything like this in our country. Unfortunately, it is closed and although we read that it will be renovated, we did not see any signs of this. We also entered the park from the outside, inviting beautiful meadows and trees will await the visitors. There is a pastry shop next to the park, it is worth going in, on the one hand, the cookies and ice cream are delicious, there is a terrace and the pastry shop is full of all kinds of very well-kept plants, which always reminds me of my winter garden dream. So we had a good time.
Lee (12 months ago)
Cute spot! Mulled wine for the win.
Gabriella Gál (3 years ago)
There is not much to see from the castle outside the fence.
Dániel Lengyel (4 years ago)
I don't think it can be visited.
Good Videos Old Channel (5 years ago)
This is the best hotel in the world if I were a hotel critic I would give it 5 stars I wish it wasn't closed
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