Eger - attractions and sights in Eger region
Palaces in Eger region
Noszvaj - de la Motte Palace
The castle and its annex was built by János Povolny in Copf style between 1774 and 1778. With its external and internal shape and ornaments the castle is a Hungarian relic of the ages of XVI. Louis. It liesin large park, where special trees and ornamental shrubbery are to be found. On one of the pillars of the wrought-iron gate the crest of the Almásy family is held by an Unicorn. Formerly at the ground floor entrance-hall a chapel opened, while on both side stairs lead us upstairs. The first-floor entrance-hall is decorated with frescoes on the ceiling, and caricature of Roman Gods at sidewalls. We reach the banqueting hall and other smaller rooms ("Roman" room, "Bird" room, exhibition of hunting trphies) through the original oak-tree door. The palace is operating as a hotel today; some of the rooms are museums.
Hatvan - Grassalkovich Palace
The palace was built by Antal Garssalkovich from the ruins of a medieval castle in the first half of the XVIII. century. On the front facade of the building on each storey 8-8 windows can be found, in the middle a arched gate with rich decoration, and a balcony held by atlases. In the middle of the pediment above the window the crest of the Grasalkovich family is engraved, that is covered by a shingle cupola. Inside the palace the vaulted room with pillars and the banqueting-hall with a ceiling decorated with stucco are the most interesting sights.