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Szigliget „ Castle of Lake Balaton”

The Castle of Szigliget celebrated its 750th anniversary
in 2010.

The castle of Szigliget celebrated its 750-year old anniversary in 2010. King Béla IV presented an island of Lake Balaton (Szigliget) to the Pannonhalma Abbey to build a stone castle there. It exchanged the castle for other estates and it was a royal castle after that. Szigliget had several owners and commanders. The most famous commanders were Bálint Török and Bálint Palotai Magyar.
This castle was an important part of the Hungarian border castle system. We are proud of the fact that the Turkish troops could never occupy it.
Today the castle is in the hands of the local administration. It became the only castle to visit around Lake Balaton thank to the continuous reconstructions.
They wait the guests with archery, animal caress, exhibitions and other services all year long.

 

More information: https://www.szigligeti-var.hu/