The wife of renowned poet Sándor Petőfi was born in Keszthely in 1828. The part of town where she was born is now named after her. Her father worked for the noble Festetics family but they soon moved to Transylvania.

A memorial plaque was installed on their former family home in 1909 but the house was only remodeled in 2009. The memorial room of Júla Szendrey was also created at this time with the help of local organizations and the Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum.

The exhibition displays relics that are connected to Júlia, pictures of her son and Keszthely, and her translations of Andersen.

Tip: There’s another house nearby with a plaque reminding that Béla Bartók stayed there during his folk song collecting journey. A Nordic walking track also goes by the memorial room.