The renovation of Kinizsi Castle has brought about a spectacular rebirth. The renovated courtyard of the castle is scheduled to open to visitors at Easter.
As we can read in 24.hu’s article, according to plans, interactive exhibitions, museum educational activities and cultural events will welcome visitors to the renewed castle in Nagyvázsony.
It will open its courtyard at Easter, and from summer the entire Kinizsi Castle will be open to the public, MTI reported.
The history of the castle dates back to the end of the 14th and beginning of the 15th centuries when the Vezsenyi family built a building the size of a manor house. On his estate, around 1463-64, László Vezsenyi, King Matthias’s cavalry master, built Vázsonykő Castle, which was identical to the present-day inner castle.
One of the most famous owners of the building was Paul Kinizsi. He was given the fortress by the king in 1473, after which he rebuilt and extended it. The five-storey residential tower and the second floor of the west wing were completed at this time.
According to magyarepitok.hu, the first restoration works began in 1954 when the last occupant of the tower moved out. Archaeological excavations were carried out between 1955 and 1960.
Afterwards, archaeological, art historical and mural research in preparation for the current project began in 2018. The now completed development has given the fortress back its former appearance.
As we can read in magyarepitok.hu’s article, the project of the National Heritage Protection and Development Non-profit Ltd. (NÖF – Nemzeti Örökségvédelmi Fejlesztési Nonprofit Kft.) was carried out within the framework of the National Castle Programme.
The aim was to turn the Kinizsi Castle into a historical site and a visitor centre, offering visitors a full-day programme.
Accordingly, exhibition spaces evoking the past were created on the floors of the castle, which can be visited all year round.
According to MTI, the renovated courtyard of the castle is scheduled to open to visitors at Easter – however, we have to wait a little more to be able to see the entire castle inside. Follow the castle’s Facebook page to stay updated!
Source: 24.hu, magyarepitok.hu, kinizsivar.hu