Székesfehérvár

Hungary

Székesfehérvár known colloquially as Fehérvár (“white castle”), is a city in central Hungary, and the country’s ninth-largest city. It is the regional capital of Central Transdanubia, and the centre of Fejér county and Székesfehérvár District. The area is an important rail and road junction between Lake Balaton and Lake Velence.

Székesfehérvár, a royal residence (székhely), as capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, held a central role in the Middle Ages. As required by the Doctrine of the Holy Crown, the first kings of Hungary were crowned and buried here. Significant trade routes led to the Balkans and Italy, and to Buda and Vienna.

Culture 

Cultural institutions 

Events 

  • Royal Days of Székesfehérvár ( website )
    • Coronation Festive Games
    • International Folk Dance Festival
  • Old Mountain Fun 
  • Maroshegyi Curling
  • Fehérvár Music Days – FeZeN
  • Harmonia Albensis (summer)
  • Culture promenade
  • Royal Wine Feast – Flower Dream at Pentecost (Pentecost)
  • Contemporary Art Festival
  • Wind Orchestra Concerts in Zichy Grove (Sunday evening in August)
  • Harmonia Albensis Church Concerts (July)
  • Golden Bull Art Days
  • Fehérvár Celebrations – Letcho Festival (end of September)
  • Fehérvár Advent – Christmas Society (December)
  • Fool’s Day (end of April)
  • Coronation Festive Games (Mid-August)
  • Palace City Fish Festival (end of May)

Arts 

  • Vörösmarty Theater
  • Primavera Choir
  • Alba Regia Dance Association
  • Alba Regia Symphony Orchestra
  • SlamPoetry Székesfehérvár
  • Székesfehérvár Ballet Theater
  • Prospero Color Circle
  • Free Theater
  • Friday 3 Theater

Tourism

Hotels 

  • Hotel Magyar Király ****
  • Hotel Novotel ****
  • Best Western Lakeside Hotel ****
  • Hotel Platán ***
  • Szent Gellért Hotel ***
  • Hotel Szárcsa ***
  • Jancsár Hotel ***
  • Hotel Vadászkürt **
  • Central Lodge **
  • Geo Hostel
  • Panama Motel
  • Gardener Tavern and Inn

Sights

“Libertates Civitatis Albensis a S. rege Stephano concessae,” that is , the liberties of Fehérvár were donated by St. Stephen. [

  • Episcopal Cathedral (on the site of the medieval parish church of St. Peter )
  • Tower Clock Museum (in the north tower of the cathedral)
  • St. Anne’s Chapel (Gothic), the only surviving medieval building in the city
  • Statue of Dominican Kálmáncsehi (located in front of St. Anne’s Chapel; by Béla Ohmann)
  • Franciscan Church and Convent  (Church of St. Imre, “Church of the Friends”: on the site of the former royal palace, thus traditionally the birth of Prince Imre)
  • Diocesan Museum, including Ottokár Prohászka Memorial Room  (in the former Franciscan monastery)
  • Monument to the Ten Hussars  ( Statue of Pál Pátzay )
  • II. World War II Memorial (by Mária Lugossy )
  • Cistercian church and convent  (rococo carved sacristy is unique)
  • Szent István Király Museum ,  where the second richest archaeological collection in Hungary can be seen
  • Black Eagle Pharmacy Museum , where contemporary tools of medicine can be seen 
  • Monument to King Matthias ( by Miklós Melocco ) 
  • Flower clock 
  • Zichy grove with the music pavilion
  • City Gallery – Deák Collection  (Oskola utca 10.)
  • Csók István Gallery 
  • Hiemer House, including the Seventh Toy Museum
  • Seminary (former Carmelite ) church 
  • Historical Clockwork and Clock Museum
  • Statue of Aunt Kati, the infectious woman
  • Palace City Open-Air Museum , including the Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist 
  • Ybl collection 
  • Bory Castle
  • St. Donat’s Chapel 
  • Rózsaliget with the Csitáry well located there, from which high iron-containing mineral water, called sour water, flows, and where a seasonal bell rings every hour. 
  • Sóstó Nature Reserve 
  • Golden Bull Monument 
  • Water City Church 
  • Halesz park 
  • Kégl Castle 
  • Kisfaludi Castle 
  • Fire Museum (in the fire barracks)
  • Rácbánya park (visitors can be richer with granite cones and the re-formed natural value of the area that once operated as a mine)
  • Art Nouveau building of Árpád Bath

Monuments 

Székesfehérvár is one of the richest cities in Hungary in terms of monuments . Most of its monuments are located in the city center, the most significant of which are:

Contact

László Csanády Chief Adviser
email
csanady.laszlo
address
phone
537-100