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The name Lillafüred comes from Count András Bethlen, Minister of Agriculture of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, who discovered a place of enchanting beauty during a hunting trip in 1892 and named it after his beloved Miss Lilla.



Since 1920, the place has developed as a recreational resort for the government to hold festive receptions. However, there was an international economic crisis, which also caused a serious situation in Hungary. The project was in jeopardy, the huge investment needed to build it seemed pointless. Nevertheless, they decided to implement the project and commissioned the world-famous architect Kálmán Lux to prepare the castle plan. Planning for the later 15. It took place in the style of the 19th century, from the reign of King Matthias I. These plans also included the area around the building, such as hanging gardens with terraces. During the economic crisis, the construction process was one of the most notable examples of well-organized public works to kick-start employment, and even opponents of the investment later praised the project.


From the opening until 1944, guests came mainly from the elites of the time.

At the end of World War II, a military hospital was established in the castle for wounded Russian soldiers. Although the building itself was not significantly damaged during the war, the operation of the hospital in its original luxury equipment caused irreparable damage. After the war, the rights related to the operation were transferred to the Bükk Spas. In 1993, the building became the property of the Hunguest Hotels hotel chain, and then the entire complex was renovated, modernized and significantly expanded. In 2015, Hotel Palota was included in the Hungarian National Cultural Heritage.



HUNGUEST Hotel Palota is located in Lillafüred, 10 km from Miskolc. Built in an eclectic style between 1927 and 1930, the castle is surrounded by a hanging garden and a large park. The view of Szinva Creek and Hámori Lake is further enhanced by the murmur of the Szinva Creek Waterfall in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.

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