Gyumolcs u. 28, Szekesfehervar, 8000, Hungary
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The frontal facade of the Basilica
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The St. John of Nepomuk church was built by the Jesuits between 1745 and 1751. After the dissolution of this holy order it was used by the Pailos order, then by the German citizens of the city and later the Cistercians got it. It is a Provincial Baroque church.
Gánt, Bauxite-mine. Gánt is a...
Gánt, Bauxite-mine. Gánt is a little village around Székesfehérvár. You can reach the formally bauxite mine on road 7 (not M7, which is the highway), see the map. This place is really beautiful in the sunset, it's like a martian afternoon. Take 5, chill out, and enjoy how the rocks are turning to deep red!
Székesfehérvár-city with awesome baroque churches
"Homage a Maria Teresa, the austrian empress"
Hungary, from the early XVI.century(partially) to 1918 was dominated by the Habsburgs, but if we don`t considere Sissy who wasn`t a real emperoress herself, and wasn`t even a real Habsburg, ony one, Maria Teresa, liked the hungarians at least a little bit of our numerous Habsburg sovrans. All the others hated us: this was a real family tradition. During her kingdom (1740-1780) an incredible quantity of awesome baroque churches were built in Hungary. Székesfehérvár is one of the best examples to illustrate, how the Arts flourished in that period. This city, in fact, has a very wellcoming baroque city centre, with great churches (see tips) and buildings.
"scene from the city centre"
In this image you can see the only gothic church (in reality a chapel) remained intact during the turkish occupation of the city. The old cathedral sadly was destroyed in this period.
croisbeauty's new Szekesfehervar Page
"The Main Square"
Szekesfehervar, known by the name Alba Regia in the middle ages, is one of the most ancient towns in Hungary. The Hungarian kings were crowned and buried inside the walls of this town. Walking in the centre of Szehesfehervar you can sense the unique atmosphere of the town even more nowadays.
The town was established during the proncipality of Geza the Grand Duke (972-997). The name Alba Civitas was first mentioned in the bishopric diploma of Weszprem in 1009.
If you are traveling by car, from direction of Balaton (Sziofok) to Budapest, just drop into this town for a couple of hours, I am sure you won't regret. It worth to see, by all means!
( UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
The Fo street connect The main Square on the one and the Zichy Liget (Grove) on the other side of the old core of the town.
"The Episcopal Court"
The most attractive building on the Main Square is Episcopal Palace which was built from the stones of the medieval royal basilica.
Balczy's new Szekesfehervar page
Hi there. So do You want info about this nice town? All right, then. Fasten Your seatbels and let's start the tour!
Székesfehérvár is in the heart of the Transdanube, only 60-65 kilometers from the capital. The city easily can be reached by bus, train, or by car. The town compises 125,000 citizens.
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