THE TURKISH TOWER

T his still standing gate-tower possibly came about after the siege of 1566 by Turkish construction. In the 1740s, count Ferenc Harruckern reconverted the gate, which was once used for defensive purposes, into a tower that got crowned with a red coloured, fraction lined helmet.

The gate, which could be seen from afar, was a representation of nobility and power and was used as an expression of ancestry. In the early 19th century, the reconstructed building became an element of the Almasy mansion and through this, part of the lives of aristocratic families and their private spheres.

The tower is also called Hussar-tower and today it houses periodic, contemporary art exhibitions.