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Rákóczi Museum

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Welcome to the Rákóczi Museum: A Journey into Hungarian History in Tekirdağ

Discover the fascinating legacy of Francis II Rákóczi at the Rákóczi Museum, also known as Rákóczi House, a historic gem nestled in the heart of Tekirdağ, northwestern Turkey. Immerse yourself in the life and times of this Hungarian national hero, who spent his exile years between 1720 and 1735 in this beautifully reconstructed 18th-century house.

History
Step back in time and delve into the life of Ferenc (Francis) II Rákóczi, a Hungarian noble and Prince of Transylvania, who led the first uprising against Austrian repression from 1703 to 1711. Forced into exile, Rákóczi found refuge in Tekirdağ in 1720, settling in a house that has now become the Rákóczi Museum. His followers formed a vibrant Hungarian colony in Tekirdağ, creating a unique chapter in the town’s history.

Museum
The museum, housed in an authentic 18th-century wooden structure reflecting Ottoman architectural style, boasts ten rooms across three levels. Overlooking the scenic Sea of Marmara, the building was generously donated to the Hungarian State in the early 1980s. Reconstructed based on illustrations from a Hungarian artist’s travels in 1906, the museum officially opened its doors on September 25, 1982, solidifying its status as a cultural bridge between Turkey and Hungary.

Explore the museum’s diverse exhibits, from a bronze bust of Francis II Rákóczi to oil-painted portraits, porcelain, and ceramic items from Hungary. The second floor showcases the reception room, a masterpiece adorned with Hungarian folk motifs and a wooden chair intricately carved by Rákóczi himself. Kelemen Mikes’ office, where he wrote his “Letters from Turkey,” adds another layer of historical significance to this remarkable space.

Artifacts and Exhibits:
Marvel at a banner displaying the family’s coat of arms, weaponry used by the kuruc army, and a replica of the house’s exterior. The museum is a treasure trove of historical artifacts, bringing to life the rich tapestry of Rákóczi’s exile years.

Visitor Experience
In 2007 alone, the Rákóczi Museum welcomed 6,500 visitors, including 3,500 Hungarians. Open every day except Mondays, the museum provides an enriching experience for history enthusiasts and curious minds alike.

Replica in Košice, Slovakia:
For those unable to visit Tekirdağ, a replica of the Rákóczi Museum stands proudly in Košice, Slovakia, offering another opportunity to explore the remarkable life of Francis II Rákóczi.

Embark on a captivating journey through Hungarian history at the Rákóczi Museum in Tekirdağ – where the legacy of a national hero comes to life.

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Ertuğrul, 32, Vali Konağı Cd., 59100 Tekirdağ Merkez

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