The first royal house on this site was built by King Charles I of Hungary in 14th century. In 15th century Matthias Corvinus had the palace complex reconstructed in late Gothic style. After the Ottoman Turks’ siege in 1544, the palace fell into ruins. Its excavation began in 1934 and continues today.
In the court of the palace there is a reconstruction of a fountain created by Giovanni Dalmata. The Fountain of Hercules is a piece of the Quattrocento and one of the earliest examples of Renaissance art in Hungary.
The remains of the original fountain are displayed in the museum of the palace. Among others the fountain, several medieval stovens and the water pipe system of the palace are described in Hungarian, English and German language.