Hungarian monument to eternal love Jeno Bory castle

Located near Budapest in Székesfehérvár monument to eternal love Jeno Bory castle
Located near Budapest in Székesfehérvár monument to eternal love Jeno Bory castle

Hungarian monument to eternal love Jeno Bory castle
Located near Budapest in Székesfehérvár, this castle is the architectural embodiment of the love of Jeno Bory to the beautiful Ilona. Everything in the castle is dedicated to her. On the walls – the words of love, in the halls – portraits and sculptures of Ilona. Noteworthy, Ilona and Yeno have lived together for 50 years.
Hungarian architect and sculptor Jeno Bory (9 November 1879, Szekesfehervar – 20 December 1959, Szekesfehervar) promised his beloved wife to build a castle for her, in which their life together would resemble a fairy tale. And since Bory was an architect and sculptor, he kept his promis. In fact, for the construction of the castle, Bory spent almost 40 years.

Hungarian monument to eternal love Jeno Bory castle. Portrait of Hungarian architect and sculptor Jeno Bory (9 November 1879, Szekesfehervar - 20 December 1959, Szekesfehervar)
Portrait of Jeno Bory (9 November 1879, Szekesfehervar – 20 December 1959, Szekesfehervar), author of Hungarian monument to eternal love Jeno Bory castle

All stages of building Bori carried through with his hands. Only occasionally he resorted to the services of others. However, the construction took place only on weekends, and therefore it took a considerable amount of time to create this masterpiece. In this castle, Bory was able to combine different architectural styles: Gothic, Romanesque and Renaissance. Any of the elements of the castle: galleries and arches, spiral staircases, columns and domes, filled with images of Boris’s wife – Ilona, ​​who was a real beauty. Here you can see portraits and sculptures of Ilona, ​​as well as carved verses in her honor.

In a happy marriage with his wife, Bory lived for 50 years. He died 15 years before his beloved. Currently, this castle is a private museum, restored in 1980 thanks to the grandsons of Bory. Currently, the newlyweds come to the castle, believing that life started in a fairy tale will necessarily be with a happy ending.

Székesfehérvar is still today called the “city of kings”. It was here that they kept the crown and coronation accessories, and kept the state archives. Here swore allegiance to the rulers, crowned and buried the rulers. Winding streets and small squares, cathedrals, cozy mansions, and shops. All built in the standard styles of the time – Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism – show that even today Szekesfehervar can rightly be called the capital of Hungary. However, the fairy-tale castle of Bory is a special delight of tourists. The author worked on his project almost all his life. More than 40 years he nurtured and daily realized the idea of ​​building a real temple of love in honor of his beautiful wife Ilona.

Very romantic place, although at first glance the whole building seems a bit heavy (after all, in the construction used reinforced concrete). Marvelous sculptures, countless in the castle, and many of them depict Ilona. In addition, there are many pictures by Ilona, ​​who was an artist. Surprisingly, over 40 years in parallel construction, architect Bory created a huge number of sculptures, thanks to the sale of which he could continue to build the castle. Besides, in one part of the castle (closed for visiting) live the great-grandsons of the sculptor and his wife. They also sell admission tickets. Usually the museum runs until 5 pm.

Bory, after having received the degree in building engineering in Budapest in 1903, entered the Academy of Fine Arts to study sculpture. At this time he met his wife, beautiful Ilona Komocsin (1885-1974). She became a painter after graduating from the Academy. During World War I Bory was an official war artist in Sarajevo, later awarded Order of Franz Josef. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts (1911–1946) and at the Technical University (1921–1944). Besides, he was rector of the Academy between 1943 and 1945.

Hungarian monument to eternal love Jeno Bory castle

A monument on the territory of the castle
A monument on the territory of the castle
A room in the castle
A room in the castle
Amazing sculptural work by Bory
Amazing sculptural work by Bory
Art work by Bory
Art work by Bory
Artist's monument
Artist’s monument
Bas-reliefs on the walls
Bas-reliefs on the walls
Beautiful Bust created by Jeno Bory
Beautiful Bust created by Jeno Bory
Beloved Ilona
Beloved Ilona
Bory's sculpture in the castle
Jeno Bory’s sculpture in the castle
Column created by sculptor and architect by Bory
Column by sculptor and architect Bory
Columns with sculptures
Columns with sculptures
Details of the architecture
Details of the architecture
Element of architectural decor
Element of architectural decor
Female bust
Female bust
Fragment of sculpture
Fragment of sculpture
Garden sculpture
Garden sculpture
Gorgeous works of art decorate the interior of the castle
Gorgeous works of art decorate the interior of the castle
Happy together. Aged couple, 1958
Happy together. Aged couple, 1958
Hungarian architect and sculptor Jeno Bory (9 November 1879, Szekesfehervar - 20 December 1959, Szekesfehervar) with his wife and children
Hungarian architect and sculptor Jeno Bory (9 November 1879, Szekesfehervar – 20 December 1959, Szekesfehervar) with his wife and children
Hungarian fate
Inscribed -Hungarian fate
In the niche of the tower is a sculptural composition
In the niche of the tower is a sculptural composition
Inside the castle
Inside the castle
Inspired by eternal love sculpture
Inspired by eternal love sculpture
Interior
Interior
Jesus Christ bust in the niche
Jesus Christ bust in the niche
Lots of paintings and sculptures inside the castle
Lots of paintings and sculptures inside the castle
Monuments and sculptures on the castle territory
Monuments and sculptures on the castle territory
Mosaics and paintings decorate the walls
Mosaics and paintings decorate the walls
Old man's sculpture
Old man’s sculpture
On the territory of the castle
On the territory of the castle
One of the walls decorated with painting
One of the walls decorated with painting
Religious sculptures
Religious sculptures
Round stained glass window
Round stained glass window
Rows of sculptures
Rows of sculptures
Saint images decorate the castle
Saint images decorate the castle
Stained glass windows and sculptures
Stained glass windows and sculptures
Staircase
Staircase
Symbolics and coat-of-arms
Symbolics and coat-of-arms
Szekesfehervar castle of eternal love
Szekesfehervar castle of eternal love
The arch with a beautiful view
The arch with a beautiful view
The author of some of these paintings was Bory's wife, prominent artist
The author of some of these paintings was Bory’s wife, prominent artist
The bust in the niche of the wall
The bust in the niche of the wall
The castle of eternal love in Székesfehérvár, near Budapest (Hungary)
The castle of eternal love in Székesfehérvár, near Budapest (Hungary)
The gallery of paintings
The gallery of paintings
The result of hard work of the architect and sculptor Bory
The result of hard work of the architect and sculptor Bory
The view of staircase
The view of staircase
The visitors come to the castle, which is also a museum
The visitors come to the castle, which is also a museum
The wall in the castle
The wall in the castle
Three busts on the column
Three busts on the column
Various sculptures and busts decorate the perimeter of the castle
Various sculptures and busts decorate the perimeter of the castle
Visitors to the castle
Visitors to the castle
Woman's sculpture
Woman’s sculpture
Wonderful elements of decor
Wonderful elements of decor
Work of sculptor
Work of sculptor
Works of art - paintings decorate the walls
Works of art – paintings decorate the walls

sources
liveinternet.ru/users/3287612/post361025726
tripadvisor.ru
wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen%C5%91_Bory
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