Grassalkovich Palace, Godollo: the Baroque theatre set machinery
|Credit||Anna Tueskes / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Balustrades ; Wood ; Palaces ; Theatres ; Restoration|
NOTES: Grassalkovich Palace, designed by Andreas Mayerhoffer, was built in the 1744-1748 for Antal Grassalkovich (1694-1771), a royal official of noble birth. The renowned Baroque theatre was created by Prince Antal Grassalkovich II from the former apartment of Count Kristof Migazzi, Bishop of Vac, Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna, between 1782 and 1785, transforming the southern wing of the palace. The theatre was closed during the works of 1867 when the palace was acquired by the Hungarian state to serve as the royal residence. The palace underwent serious restoration from the 1980s and the Baroque theatre reopened in 2003.
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