OZORA - PIPO PALACE - Nemzeti Örökségvédelmi Fejlesztési Nonprofit Kft. | NÖF

OZORA - PIPO PALACE

Visit the Pipo Palace in Ozora to experience the atmosphere of Renaissance courts. An inner courtyard overgrown with vines, a life-size statue of a cavalryman, an ornate throne room, a Renaissance kitchen and an armoury guide visitors into the age of knights.

In the palace, five guest rooms await visitors spending more days in Ozora.

Site description

Pipo of Ozora or Filippo Scolari was a skilful mercantile clerk coming from a Florentine middle class family, whose calculation skills enthralled King Sigismund of Hungary. The ruler rewarded Pipo’s loyalty with his lifelong friendship and confidential offices, including the royal treasurer and the administrator of the royal salt chambers. The young man proved to be a talented military leader and was entrusted with the defence of the endangered southern border against the frequently invading Ottomans. In 1416 he was allowed to erect a fortress or a palace in Ozora. With enormous labour, the steep hilltop became transformed to level ground in order to be the site of a splendid multi-storey baronial palace surrounded by a fort with a square layout and with circular towers at the corners.

 

The building looking austere from the outside was marked out from Hungarian castles by its once regular layout, majestic appearance and cosiness. The renovated Renaissance palace offers colourful programs and experiences every season. Visitors can wander in the inner courtyard and in the historic rooms upstairs where they can see the bedchamber of Pipo’s wife, the ornate throne room, the Renaissance dining room and the furnished chapel of the castle. Guests can also watch the armoury with the life-size statue of a cavalryman in Gothic armour and the 17th-century aristocratic kitchen. Downstairs, the special exhibition on the history of the castle, the 3D film and the display of the original archaeological findings all help visitors to experience the atmosphere of a glorious past. Five guest rooms can be booked in the palace where guests and visitors may feel themselves real captains within the old walls.

 

After exploring the palace, visitors may enjoy some frothy coffee in the atmospheric café in the inner courtyard.

CONTACT US

Address: 7086 Ozora, Várhegy utca 1.
Phone: +36/74/498-652
Email: pipovarkastely@nofnkft.hu

137 kilometres from Budapest

OPENING HOURS

 

Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)


In spring and summer: 10:00 – 18:00

In autumns and winter: 09:00 – 17:00


The rooms upstairs can only be visited with a guided tour.

TICKET PRICES

Adult:  Palace:  2 000 Ft

 

Discount entrance tickets:  Palace:   1 000 Ft                     

– Children and young people (6-26)

– Visitors over 62 years of age

– Parent with at least two children under 18 years of age

 

Family:  Palace:  4 000 Ft

– 1 or 2 adults + 1 or more children up to 18 years of age

 

Group:   Palace   1 600 Ft/person                         

– at least 15 visitors