If this palace could speak
There is clean air and forests as far as the eye can see. Would you have thought that this region was once a royal residence and hunting ground? If you have always wondered at the world of the aristocracy and would like to experience their everyday life, you will find no better destination. The history of the Baroque castle started in 1735 when construction began on order of Antal I Grassalkovich, a confidant of Maria Theresa. By 1745, the first U-shaped building enclosing the inner courtyard was finished, along with the banquet hall and royal suites. Two wings were added to the building later: the southern wing housing the stables and hayloft, the northern wings housing a Roman Catholic church, still operating today. In a couple of years, the son of the count also established a Baroque stone theatre within the building which, at the time, only functioned as a seasonal theater when the German theatre troupes performing in Buda, Pest and Győr attended. This is the first preserved stone theatre in Hungary featuring a backstage. The construction of the last wing on the northern side, the orangery, along with the transformation of the French formal garden into a landscape garden are associated with Antal III Grassalkovich.