Khuen-Héderváry Castle Chapel

The ornate, three-storey castle with three corner towers is guarded by two sphinxes in a park of centuries-old trees. According to the chronicles, Grand Prince Géza bestowed the Szigetköz on a German knight called Héder at the end of the 10th century. The castle of Héder became the centre of the demesne, which united the serf villages in the area. At the beginning of the 16th century, the Héderváry family built a renaissance castle next to the austere, Gothic medieval castle, which had grown uncomfortable to live in. The palace was remodelled in the 18th century, gaining Baroque ornaments and another storey. The ornately painted chapel, which spans two floors, was added to the west wing at this time. The chapel is decorated with a painting depicting Mary and the Infant Jesus.

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