Visit the beautiful Baroque Palace in Gödöllő! It is only a 30-minute drive from Budapest. One of the largest Baroque palaces in Hungary, the Gödöllő Royal Palace represents an outstanding national treasure from both historical and architectural perspectives. It was built by Antal Grassalkovich, one of the most distinguished Hungarian noblemen of the 18th century and minister of the crown office for Queen Maria Theresa, with the completion of the building a new style in Hungarian palace architecture was born. The palace was one of the favourite retreats of Queen Elisabeth (Sissi) wife of Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. The programme of colorful cultural events makes the Royal Palace of Gödöllő one of the most inviting and exciting sites and tourist destinations in Hungary today.