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Historical town east of Budapest, Hungary

Queen Sisi’s spiritual refuge

Throughout history, the town of Gödöllö was visited by many famous people and royals, such as Queen Elisabeth (Sisi), who wandered there finding spiritual refuge. Gödöllö has a rich history with major events and atmospheric buildings (Hungary’s biggest baroque castle) and interiors, which attracted lots of painters, writers and poets. An artists’ colony formed around Hungarian poet Endre Ady, and his big love Leda found her home in Gödöllö. 

The oldest dating building of Gödöllö, the Hamvay mansion house, has had a lot of functions all through history: it was used as a guesthouse, a chemist, a hotel and even a grammar school. Today it hosts the Town Museum which introduces the Art Colony of Gödöllö in the only secession exhibition of Hungary. In the GIM-House, the traditions and sporit of the artists’ colony are taught to contemporary artists, providing them a possibility to introduce their own work. A particularly pleasing experience for you as a visitor? Try the GIM-House’s wonderful park with its colourful atmosphere.

The main artists who lived and worked here:

Sándor Nagy
Zoltán Ambrus
Ambrus Bor
Adél Diósyné Brüll
Endre Ady

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Gödöllő, 2100
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Gödöllö Városi Múzeum
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Dr. György Gémesi
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Gödöllő, 2100