Castle of Tata
Váralja u. 3.
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Name: Castle of Tata
Phone number: +36
Monument: fortress, castle, palace, mansion
Open from: 1. April
Open till: 31. October
Opening hours: closed: Monday
Attendability: during opening hours, by advance booking, optional guiding
Wheelchair accessible: no
Description: Initiated by the Lackffy family, construction of the castle began at the end of the 1300s. It has continually been built and rebuilt ever since. One of Tata’s gems today, it had its glory days as a royal summer residence during the reign of King Sigismund of Luxembourg and that of King Matthias Hunyadi. Thanks to the Esterházy family, one-time residents of the castle, the building today reflects the stylistical features of the romantic period.
The Domokos Kuny Museum has been operating in the castle building since 1954. In addition to the collection of the Piarist (Tata-Tóváros) Museum founded in 1912, it houses mainly Bronze and Roman Age archeological finds together with exhibits related to natural history, local history, decorative and applied art as well as home and international ethnography, including fine products from Tata’s faience manufacture.
Architectural style: Renaissance
Function (monument): cultural institution