Godollo Travel Guide, Hungary
Mostly known for the Royal Palace, a former summer residence of the Habsburg family, Godollo is a beautiful city with numerous cultural attractions.
Godollo Travel guide – Location
The city is located in the northern part of the country, 30 km away from the capital city of Budapest and 142 miles from the Romanian city, Arad. Read more about these cities in Budapest Travel Guide and Arad Travel Guide.
Godollo Travel guide – Geography
The general landscape in Godollo is given by the plain area on which the city sits and by the surrounding low hills. The average elevation of the city is of 30m and increases toward west.
Due to location and low elevation, Godollo has a temperate continental climate with four seasons.
Godollo Travel guide – Flora and Fauna
The local flora and fauna is rich and characteristic for the plain and hilly areas represented by species of rodents, hares, foxes and more. The forested areas are made up of oak and poplar species, and abound in bird species among which some are indigenous and others are migratory arriving here only in the summer months.
We can also find here species of birds appreciated by hunters like the pheasant and partridge.
Godollo Travel guide – Transport
Godollo is crossed by some of the most important transport networks due to the fact that the capital city of the country is just a few kilometers away. You can travel to Godollo by train and car especially if you arrive from Europe; if not the plane is the best option. There is one small airport here but only for recreational purposes so you will have to stop in Budapest at the Ferihegy International Airport and then transfer to Godollo by car or by the suburban train that links the city to the capital.
For traveling within the city you can choose the public bus transport or you can rent a car form the local companies which will give you more freedom of movement and will help you enjoy more of the city and surroundings.
Godollo, Travel guide – Population and Economy
Most Godollo travel guides state that the city had about 31.000 people at the last census and the number keeps increasing due to the population’s migration from Budapest, especially families in their attempt to raise their children in a cleaner environment. The city is an important cultural and tourist center attracting many visitors every year due to the presence of numerous cultural attractions and the fresh country air.
Education is also very present in this small town through the most famous university of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Saint István University.
The economy is based on tourism and commerce that keeps most of the locals employed, industry being totally absent.
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