King Charles I of Hungary commissioned the first Royal House in the 14th century. In the 15th century, Matthias Corvinus renewed the palace in late Gothic style. After the Ottoman siege in 1544, the building fell into ruins. Its excavation began in 1934 and continues today.
In the palace court, you see a fountain created by Giovanni Dalmata. The reconstructed Fountain of Hercules is a piece of the Quattrocento. It is considered one of the earliest examples of Renaissance art in Hungary.
The remains of the original fountain are in the palace museum on display. The descriptions of the exhibits, several medieval stoves and the water pipe system of the palace are in Hungarian, English and German.