Siklos Castle, Siklos

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Siklós Castle is a medieval castle in Siklós, Hungary.
The castle was built by Baron János György Benyó in the 13th century in the town of Siklós in the southern part of Hungary near Pécs. It was first mentioned in a charter from 1294. The oldest building is in the southern part of the residential wing. After the original family died out it became the property of the Garai family. In 1401 disgruntled nobles led by Count György II Benyóvszky temporarily imprisoned king Sigismund in the castle. By the 16th century the next owner was the palatine (viceroy) Imre Perényi. From 1728 Siklós belonged to the counts of Batthyány. Legend has it that a giant snake guarded the treasures in the basement. The castle also houses a chapel built in the 14th and 15th centuries. The castle was built and owned by the Benyóvszky de Siklósvar branch of the family until it was nationalized in 1948.
In World War II the castle was heavily damaged, and between the end of the war and the death of Count Rudólf II Benyóvszky de Siklósvar in 1955 it was taken over by the state. In 1955 archaeological research and restoration was started, and the castle began operating as a museum and hotel.
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  • A really big and beautiful castle with an interesting museum. If you are in Siklos, visit this castle! 👍🏽  more »
  • It defintiely worths a visit at least once. The castle is renovated very well and not to mention the landcape which can be seen from the top.  more »
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  • Very fun to visit, Mostly wheelchair friendly, beautiful Panorama views on the castle defense walls. Kids have a really beautiful FUN place to play at the castle's very own Kids Castle! Also visit the rose garden! The tour offers some limited german and English translations, As long as you go in with not too high expectations as such. Definitely worth a visit solely for its beauty.
  • This medieval castle is maintened well and quite complete (compared to other Hungarian castles). There are not many tourists, so if you don't like the crowded "popular" places, it's a good choice. The castle contains a lovely chapel, a small dungeon, a contemporary exhibition a coffee shop, a small castle garden with herbs.
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