Tata is a medieval town on the shores of the two lakes Öreg-tó and Cseke-tó. Its most important monument is the Gothic Tata Castle , which now houses a museum.
The city was founded in the 13th century and belonged to the wealthy Lackfi family. It was she who built a Gothic stronghold here, which was rebuilt in the Renaissance style in the following centuries. Dad suffered heavily as a result of wars and the Turkish occupation, and after its end, at the beginning of the 18th century, it became part of the estate of the Esterházy, one of the most important Hungarian noble families.
The new owners built their headquarters in Tata, the late Baroque Esterhazy Castle and the summer palace. They are surrounded by romantic English-style parks. Among the attractions of Tata is also Calvary , the octagonal church bell tower and the Museum of the German Minority .
An interesting place for walks is the Geologists Garden located in a former quarry. On its outskirts there is the Jakub Fellner Observation Tower , from which you can admire the views of the surrounding area.