Watch: Xploring Hungary – Rákóczi Castle, Sárospatak

  • 23 Feb 2021 8:24 AM
Watch: Xploring Hungary – Rákóczi Castle, Sárospatak
Located on the banks of the river Bodrog with a view to the Hungarian Great Plain, the Rákóczi castle complex is a remarkable monument of late Renaissance Hungarian architecture.

Visitors can get an insight to the everyday life of the Rákóczi era.

The most famous family member was Franz Rákóczi II, a Hungarian lord and hero of the independence. He led an anti-Habsburg war, with the famous motto: "Cum Deo pro patria et libertate!"  (With God, for our homeland and our liberty!). 

Throughout Hungary he is a symbol of pure-hearted and righteous commitment to liberty. 

A museum inside the castle tells the history of the family and the Rákóczi Freedom Fight. There are also exhibitions on wine cultivation in the Hegyalja region and local ethnography.



This 'Xploring Hungary' feature is part of a series on XpatLoop sponsored by Sixt Hungary - Drive in style with Sixt!

Sources:

WOW Hungary / visitworldheritage.com 

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