The neighbourhood offers several opportunities for relaxation:
Gödöllő Royal Palace
Gödöllő Royal Palace, the largest baroque palace grounds in Hungary, offers many unique sights of interest. Visitors can visit the permanent exhibition in the museum "The era of the Grassalkovich", which introduces the baroque court culture, can see the royal suite reconstructed as it was during the stay of Franz Joseph I and Queen Elizabeth, and the exhibition to commemorate Queen Elizabeth.
Royal Palace in Gödöllő
The Gödöllő baroque Theatre, a European rarity, has once more opened its doors to the public. The theatre is the oldest new age stone theatre in our country. The Palace Theatre, which was opened in autumn 1986, is the only surviving theatre with coulisse system and has received prestigious domestic and foreign recognition for the reconstruction work.
At the end of 2004, the list of places of interest was further enriched, by the opening of an exhibition of the portraits of the Hungarian Kings and Chieftains in the Királydomb Pavilion.
In the last few years the palace has become an important cultural venue for both local and international events including classical music concerts, performances of opera, and theatre productions. The elegant, tastefully designed gift shop and coffee shop guarantee the comfort of the guests while the large halls provide an elegant venue for exclusive events.
Gödöllői Királyi Kastély Kht
2100 Gödöllő, Grassalkovich-kastély
Telephone: +36 28 641 0124
Fax: +36 28 642 3159
Mária place of worship on Máriabesnyői
Just half way between the Gödöllő Royal Palace and the Domony Valley Lázár Equestrian Park you can visit the only two-storey baroque church and monastery which are considered both very interesting and rare places of interest.
The Besnyő chapel, the lower and upper church, and the monastery built for the Capuchin Brothers were established by Count Antal Grassalkovich and his wife between 1761 and 1771. The family crypt, and the enormous marble cinerarium created in their honour, may be viewed at the lower church.
The upper church contains a statuette of the Mary of Loreto carved from black cedar, which the Capuchin Brothers carried on foot from Loreto. The smallest holy relic in Hungary, which is only 11cm high and 4cm wide, was rediscovered in miraculous circumstances and has made Máriabesnyő a famous pilgrimage destination.
Domonyvölgy situated from Gödöllő 6 km, where you can visited the Equestrain Park's programms. /Coach driving/
Domony Valley, which is developing spectacularly from year to year, belongs administratively to the area of Domony.
In the immediate neighbourhood is the Gödöllő Area of Environmental Protection, where the bathing and fishing facilities in man-made lakes, and the beautiful woods attract people coming for a one-day trip and holidaymakers alike.
Due to its regular supply of water in the 18th and the 19th centuries, and even in the first half of the 20th century, there were many watermills on the Egres stream.
Domony Valley was first inhabited in the 18th century and has been developing and becoming more beautiful ever since.
Today when we look across the Domony Valley everything is beautiful. Everything is pleasing to the eye and soothing to the soul. But it wasn't always like that.
To put it mildly, the circumstances couldn't have been described as exactly comfortable reminisce the two men. Some dilapidated houses, some ramshackle stables and sheep pens, and an uncared for site. In a nutshell there was everything except beauty and comfort, yet there was just a promise that these might also unfold for at the very first sight both felt that there was "something waiting to be discovered" in the valley.
Action followed on the heels of the idea. The Lázár "machinery was put in motion" and the boys dedicated all their free time to creating their new home. Results soon appeared, in 2001 the competition stables and the Old Lodge were built, the kitchen was operating, the horse track was ready, and the animal yard populated.
In the last few years more had happened and was happening on the nine hectares than in the previous thirty or forty years. The following year, 2002, was spent in increasing the estate. The New Lodge was built, the Hunting Hall, and the kitchen essential to all gastronomic activity was also enlarged.
In fact what came into being is what they themselves love: the beautifully cared for land, the hoses, the best of Hungarian dishes and wines complemented by excellent Hungarian hospitality to the sound of music in a great atmosphere.
Within 20 minutes you can reach the new Aquaworld, which is located on the northern outskirt of Budapest, and it is one of the biggest indoor water theme park in Europe.
In Veresegyház you can visit Central Europe's one and only bear farm, where bears and wolves arrive constantly.
Budapest - located 25 km from us - offers several opportunities for relaxation, In the Városliget /City Park/ you can find : Szépművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts), the Műcsarnok (Contemporary Art Gallery) Széchenyi Gyógyfürdő (Syéchenyi Bath), Vajdahunyad vár (Castle), Vidámpark (Amusement Park) and the Fővárosi Nagycirkusz (Circus).
Amongst the rich sites of the capital the followings are also worth seeing; the panorama of the Danube with the Castle and the great buildings of Pest viewed from the Budai Várnegyedben (Buda Castle Quarter) is internationally recognised and listed among the World Heritage sites, also the Parlament building, the Gellért Hill and Bath. In addition to historical sites the city provides numerous excellent opportunities for culture lovers, through the Nemzeti Színház (National Theatre) to the Opera, there are several hundreds of museums and galleries, theatres and baths to visit.