Gundel-Latinovits Villa, Hungary /// 2020.06.28. @Ati @Berni @Levi RATING: ✪✪ DIFFICULTY: easy SIZE: 2-3 buildings

Attila Deák

21:00 7th February 2021 Published by Attila Deák

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The 125 years old Gundel-Latinovits Villa‘s site has got a two-thousand-year-long history with a Roman settlement, orthodox-Christian monastery, gothic church, and children’s holiday resort during the communist-era. The beautiful villa is totally abandoned now, but it was ready to come alive with a barbarian reconstruction attempt ruining the fine architecture with a “modern” roof. It’s ready to be sold again for one million euros. Next to the main building, there is an old tower with a cellar system behind it (we couldn’t find much information about this nice old building).

UPDATE: The Villa never belonged to the Gundel family, according to Erika, who commented this under ourfacebook post, so it should have got the name just Latinovits Villa:
The builder of the Latinovits villa was Tibor Latinovits Borsodi and Katymári (1891-1934), built in the early 1920s. The basis of the “debate” – Oszkár Latinovits (father of Zoltán Latinovits) from Borsod and Katymár and his descendants of equality were not connected to the history of Visegrád. The only point of connection is the common Ancestor, Alexander of Latinovits (1785-1831). So why would he have inherited a property, a villa, from another branch of the Gundel family – the Latinovits family? They could have inherited from the Oscar branch in Bácsborsód. However, there is no question of inheritance, ex-wife does not inherit; perhaps Zoltán Latinovits could have inherited it if the fatal tragedy had not taken place. (By the way, Oszkár Latinovits could have been the “black lamb” of the family, to say the least, or denied it, or made it his own death as a boiler heater. It is no coincidence that Katalin Gundel divorced her after 2 years.) the associated estate for sure
it did not remain in the family’s possession for long because of the severe financial situation caused by the economic crisis that erupted in the late 1920s. The mansion and the associated estate were first inspected by the Hungarian General Credit Bank bought it for the state in 1928. I quote: “The Association of Hungarian Journalists” and its partner institutions are the two between world c. we learn from a study that
governor Miklós Horthy, who on his 60th birthday (1928) and the 10th anniversary of his governor (1930) with homage ”to the Latinovits villa in Visegrád. He donated it to the National Pension Institute of Hungarian Journalists. “(The well – sounding names, LatinovitsGundel, represent the interests of the seller ‘s profit, using one that is ethically questionable because it rests on false foundations.) Based on a series of mistakes, errors, misspellings, devoid of any historical research, doomed to destruction; (It can be easily mixed with the Gulner family living in Visegrád; Gyula Gulner (1944) master chef is known to many in the city between 1970 and 2004, for almost three and a half decades.
He was the chef of the Danube Intercontinental Hostel as a child in addition to the experiences, it is also related to the Návay family binds to Visegrád.)

Erika Gyevnár

Gundel-Latinovits Villa, Hungary /// 2020.06.28. @Ati @Berni @Levi RATING: ✪✪ DIFFICULTY: easy SIZE: 2-3 buildings

Attila Deák

21:00 7th February 2021 Published by Attila Deák

The Story
Videos
Location

The 125 years old Gundel-Latinovits Villa‘s site has got a two-thousand-year-long history with a Roman settlement, orthodox-Christian monastery, gothic church, and children’s holiday resort during the communist-era. The beautiful villa is totally abandoned now, but it was ready to come alive with a barbarian reconstruction attempt ruining the fine architecture with a “modern” roof. It’s ready to be sold again for one million euros. Next to the main building, there is an old tower with a cellar system behind it (we couldn’t find much information about this nice old building).

UPDATE: The Villa never belonged to the Gundel family, according to Erika, who commented this under ourfacebook post, so it should have got the name just Latinovits Villa:
The builder of the Latinovits villa was Tibor Latinovits Borsodi and Katymári (1891-1934), built in the early 1920s. The basis of the “debate” – Oszkár Latinovits (father of Zoltán Latinovits) from Borsod and Katymár and his descendants of equality were not connected to the history of Visegrád. The only point of connection is the common Ancestor, Alexander of Latinovits (1785-1831). So why would he have inherited a property, a villa, from another branch of the Gundel family – the Latinovits family? They could have inherited from the Oscar branch in Bácsborsód. However, there is no question of inheritance, ex-wife does not inherit; perhaps Zoltán Latinovits could have inherited it if the fatal tragedy had not taken place. (By the way, Oszkár Latinovits could have been the “black lamb” of the family, to say the least, or denied it, or made it his own death as a boiler heater. It is no coincidence that Katalin Gundel divorced her after 2 years.) the associated estate for sure
it did not remain in the family’s possession for long because of the severe financial situation caused by the economic crisis that erupted in the late 1920s. The mansion and the associated estate were first inspected by the Hungarian General Credit Bank bought it for the state in 1928. I quote: “The Association of Hungarian Journalists” and its partner institutions are the two between world c. we learn from a study that
governor Miklós Horthy, who on his 60th birthday (1928) and the 10th anniversary of his governor (1930) with homage ”to the Latinovits villa in Visegrád. He donated it to the National Pension Institute of Hungarian Journalists. “(The well – sounding names, LatinovitsGundel, represent the interests of the seller ‘s profit, using one that is ethically questionable because it rests on false foundations.) Based on a series of mistakes, errors, misspellings, devoid of any historical research, doomed to destruction; (It can be easily mixed with the Gulner family living in Visegrád; Gyula Gulner (1944) master chef is known to many in the city between 1970 and 2004, for almost three and a half decades.
He was the chef of the Danube Intercontinental Hostel as a child in addition to the experiences, it is also related to the Návay family binds to Visegrád.)

Erika Gyevnár

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THE STORY

The background story of the Gundel-Latinovits Villa:

The more than 125-year-old abandoned Gunel-Latinovits villa has a fountain park and a castle-like tower and cellar system.

The area is now considered a resort area, the small cottages, tourist facilities, hotels, campsites, restaurants, sports facilities in the area, and archaeologically significant ruins. The area has been inhabited since Roman times, bordering the plot water washing served as the main road of the Roman and later the Árpádian settlement, so the whole area and plot itself is a significant archaeological site, where the local museum has repeatedly arranged excavations.
The first major built element of the site is a medieval Orthodox Christian monastery and church it was probably founded in the 12th century and became deserted and destroyed by Turkish times. The ruins of the monastery the staff of the King Matthias Museum excavated and held detailed archaeological surveys, the monastery stone foundations, and the ascending walls can be found at a depth of about 1 meter underground.
Much later, probably in the early 19th century, a press house was built on the foundations of the Gothic church. Of this the Latinovits-Gundel villa was built around 1920 on the site of a press house and retaining its walls, which was built by the famous actor and the host family, according to several sources, by Frigyes Feszl.

History

Measured in historical perspectives, it is only a hair’s breadth away from that today we cannot see the restored ruins of the church of the Greek monastery founded in the middle of the 11th century. Béla Czobor excavated the truncated walls on behalf of the National Committee on Monuments between 1890 and 1895 and even found significant wall sections, many stone carvings, and even fragments of frescoes in one place. However, upon completion of the excavation, the landowners excavated the stones, and a cellar and press house was built into the northern aisle using medieval walls. The latter was replaced by the Latinovits Villa, which still stands today in the 1920s.

We know the history of the 11th century Visegrád Greek monastery relatively well, although much of our knowledge is inferred. The first written source dates only from 1221, the charter of Pope Honorius to the Archbishop of Esztergom and the abbot of Pilis, and it is precisely about the fact that the monastery should be taken over by the Benedictine order. The Greek term is used in the text, suggesting that its former inhabitants were Greek, orthodox monks in today’s parlance. The other – indirect – source is the legend of St. Gellert, which, in addition to Tihany, is also about a monastery founded by Andrew I in Visegrád.

The construction of the cellar and press house, and then of the villa in the 20th century, in addition to some carvings, could have destroyed all the material relics of the building. Fortunately, this did not happen: the staff of the Visegrád Museum was able to carry out excavations in the area in 1986 and then between 2001 and 2003. Although the artifacts were not abundant, they managed to compile half a thousand years of the monastery’s history.

The villa was a SZOT park resort during socialism in the 60s and 70s.

A huge sign on the main street of Visegrád indicates that the Gundel-Latinovits villa is still looking for its new owner! The GundelLatinovits villa in Visegrád is being sold again. 323 million HUF are being asked for the crumbling ruins and the land belonging to them. He has learned that the nearly 120-year-old property, which is in a dilapidated condition, and the associated 3.26-hectare plot, on the border of which there is also a stream, have been looking for a new owner for years. There are always plans for its fate, but there will never be anything. ”For sale on the outskirts of Visegrád, a classicist building known as Villa Gundel-Latinovits, built at the beginning of the last century, with a 3.2626-hectare park with ancient trees and a stream flowing along with the plot. The property has many unique options that can be purchased at a land price by the investor who sees the opportunity in it. The special features of the place include the stream bordering the area, which is fed by the water of the Mátyás spring, and a small lake that can be dammed from the flowing water. The proximity of the Danube provides a unique opportunity for the future owner …
The proximity of the Danube provides a unique opportunity for the future owner, it is also possible to build a port. The direction of the property is 1 million euros.”

Some would have made the building a 100-room hotel, a private clinic, or just a luxury nursing home. Moreover, according to a foundation, the mansion could even provide a worthy home for an artist colony, for which they have also prepared a ready-made marketing plan. If the situation remains the same and no one takes care of the fork, soon everything will be in vain.

Interesting articles about the Gundel-Latinovits Villa in Hungarian language:

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VIDEOS

Videos from the Black Castle:

Latinovits-Gundel kúria elhagyatva. 2020/05 – Urbex Hungary – Elhagyatott helyek nyomában

Elhagyatva – Frenkie Urbex – A 120.éves villa – Frenkie – Elhagyatott helyek nyomában

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