Fort Monostor was built between 1850 and 1871. After World War II the Soviets built the biggest ammunition storage in the Fortress of Monostor. Thousands of wagons of ammunition were forwarded from the strictly guarded objects. One of a series of forts in the area, Monostor is open to the public as a museum.

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Founded: 1850-1871
Category: Castles and fortifications in Hungary

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Pierre Bénizeau (2 years ago)
Wonderful place, impressive, very well restored.
Andrew Hungarski (2 years ago)
Awesome middle age place where you can fill little bit relaxed!)
Josh Akerman (3 years ago)
Thank you for yhe good time
Nathan Ford (3 years ago)
Went for a dog show, but have visited before. Open ended tour and self guided. Very cool.
Zsuzsanna Nagy (3 years ago)
Great place. Make sure you have good shoes and be ready for walking for hours. Bread museum is amazing.
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