Nagycenk, Széchenyi palace

In the past two centuries Nagycenk was closely related to the Széchenyi family. Count Ferenc Széchenyi (1754-1820), the founder of the Hungarian national museum and his son Count István Széchenyi (1791-1860) lived and are buried in Nagycenk. The latter count called by Kossuth, “The Greatest Hungarian”, was the outstanding politician of the Hungarian reform age.

Nagycenk is well known for its unique museum, church (conceptualised by Miklós Ybl), small nostalgic railway with steam locomotive, famous linden alley, magnificent Széchenyi mausoleum and for its stud farm