Szekesfehervar Travel Guide

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Szekesfehervar Things to Do

  • Bori-Var (Castle)

    It took us almost two hours to see all the sights of Bory-Var with its towers, spiral stairs, sculptures of royal families as well as the works of the contemporary Hungarian artists. Very well worth seeing. It was also a nice walk from this lovely castle to our Vadaszkurt Pansio, which is located around 45 minutes walk down from Bory-Var. Peach and...

  • The church of the Jesuits (now of the...

    This church had been constructed before the Basilica was built:between 1745-51.The ceilings and frescos, wich are even more spectacular than those in the Basilica, are works of Caspar Franz Sambach austrian painter. After Joseph the 2nd dismissed the Jesuite order, the church was given to the paulita order and than in 1813 the cistercita order...

  • The Basilica of Székesfehérvár

    The Saint Stephen`s basilica (not identical to the other in Budapest) has medieval origins. The crypt(see in the other tip) was built in romanic style. The baroque basilica was constructed according to the plans of Martin Grabner beetween 1758 and 1768.The altar painting is a work of Vincenz Fischer, while the altar was projected by Franz Anton...

  • Sightseeing

    there are plenty of thing to look at, see my photos of the buildings and statues that are scattered around!

  • Cool homemade castle (Bory Castle)

    This "castle" is a structure built almost entirely by one Hungarian man, as a concrete expression of marital love. The man decorated with many sculptures that he made himself.

  • Glockenspiel

    The new attrection of the town is the "Glockenspiel" symbolising some of the kings crowned or buried in the town in the Middle Ages. A clock museum will be opened soon in the same building.

  • A Secessionist house

    See the Secessionist house next to the Arpad bath.. The statue of Ballerina standing in front of it is Ferenc Medgyessy's work.

  • Medieval house in Juhasz Gyula...

    The medieval house in Juhasz Gyula street represents the remains of the 13-15th century stone-building which were preserved.

  • Sculpture of the No 10 Hussars

    The naked horseman figure, holding a sword stands on a podestal, was made by the order of the officers staff of the No 10 Hussars in 1937.

  • St. Anne's Chapel

    St. Anne's Chapel, from 15th century, is the only medieval chapel in Szekesfehervar to have survived intact. The Gothic aisleless chapel has a fine net-vault. The sanctuary is closed by three sides of the octagon.

  • 'Palotai' Park

    You can find the old medieval town walls everywhere around the oldtown. Take a stroll in the nice parks in front of the walls!See also the Travelogue!

  • Black Eagle Pharmacy Museum...

    Black Eagle Pharmacy Museum (Fõ u. 5.),The sacristy of the Cistercian church, The puppet museum is a must!!! (Megyeház u. 17.),The Bory-Castle (Máriavölgyi u. 54.)

  • Shopping tip Nr. 1: Alba Plaza

    The best shopping mall in the town with the Cinema City which has 10 air-conditioned showing-rooms fitted with the most advanced sound techniques to the movie fans’ great joy.

  • Ruins' Garden

    It was King St. Stephen who built up the cathedral, founded the illustrious capitular school where the fundamental acquirements were taught on a level up to the European standard. King Stephen's basilica was one of the monumental buildings of its time in Europe; it was quite a technical miracle. The basilica was the most significant place of the...

  • St. Stephen's sarcophagus

    St. Stephen was the first Hungarian King and he was buried in Székesfehérvár. On the picture you can see his sarcophagus.


Szekesfehervar Hotels

Szekesfehervar Restaurants

  • Decent Place For A Pint And Some Grub

    This is not the nicest place inside but it has an outside terrace which is walled in and is ideal when its warm. The food is the usual mixture of Hungarian & International dishes. Good selection of different beers & spirits. There is a TV which came in handy when the World Cup was on. The Fillet Steak was a personal favourite of mine here along...

  • Isolabella - perhaps the best...

    Isolabella - perhaps the best one in the downtown (Hungarian, Mexican, Greek and Italian cuisine), reasonable prices (Kossuth u. 14.);Kiskulacs - you can enjoy an archaic atmosphere, delicious meals (Budai u.);Szárcsa - an absolutely MUST! Atmosphere of the turn of the century, tasty meals, a large grill garden...(Szárcsa u. 1.);Dodge City Saloon -...

  • Pizzeria near the Bus station

    Nice italian lowprice restaurant. For western means it should be a 'bit dark and dirty, but belive me, it's really worth to go there. For 4 Eu you get a huge pizza and soft-drink and for 0,50 Eu you yould listen to the whole Pink Floyd Dark Side Of the Moon album from the CD changer... Wurlitzer, do you use this word? Pizzaaa


Szekesfehervar Nightlife

  • Saloon with good music

    The Dodge City is a saloon like bar. It is a lovely bar with al kind of drinks.There working nice people overthere.I had 2 great nights in the Dodge City. No Dress code wear the cloth you like to wear when you'r going out.

  • Something For Everyone

    This complex has a Bowling Alley & Pizzeria on the top floor. On the ground floor there is a bar/internet cafe and an electronic casino. In the basement is the nightclub. At the weekend its Euro Rave music till late on. Most people seemed to be casual in the nightclub.

  • The hottest Places:West Side...

    The hottest Places:West Side - disco techno, rave, house and funky;Dodge City - perhaps the best one - rap, disco of the '80s;Bahnhof - rock, alternative;Boomerang - twist, disco of the '80s, rock&roll;Vesztegzár - popular for students;Cultural Centre 'Old Hill' (Öreghegyi Közösségi Ház) - live jazz concerts on fridays.For actual infos and...


Szekesfehervar Transportation

  • Take the A7

    If you are traveling by car from direction of Croatia, after passing Balaton Lake and the town of Siofok, take the A7 highway in direction of Budapest. Or vice versa, it is about 80 km from Budapest in direction of Balaton area.On the picture is the Baroque house in Megyehaz street, one of the most beautiful streets of the old core of the town.

  • Tourist information system

    A new tourist information system has just been installed in the town that includes touch-screen info-points and 3D tourist information tables in 4 languages.

  • Nearest Airport: Budapest...

    Nearest Airport: Budapest Ferihegy2;By car: from Budapest - M7 motorwayFrom Western-Europe - M1 motorway from the border to Gyõr, Main road 81 from Gyõr to Székesfehérvár;By train: Szekesfehervar also has good train connections (on the picture you can see the railway station)


Szekesfehervar Local Customs

  • The WWII memorial

    The memorial of the military and civil victims of the Second World War is work of Maria Lugossy. On the stone is written "A whole eternity keeps on eye of their destiny" - Pilinzky Mourning Poem.

  • Zichy liget

    When in Szekesfehervar a must see Zichy liget (grove) with a very valuable iron bandstand and this memorial monument in honour of vistims of the war 1914-15.

  • Pro Patria monument

    The First World War memorial, like a kind of "gate ornament", stands on the crypt of the St. Stephen's basilica.


Szekesfehervar Tourist Traps

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Szekesfehervar Off The Beaten Path

  • The Punter lake

    The small Punter lake is situated in the park which is northwest of the old core of the town. It is rowing and boating resort of the town.

  • Statue of constable Varkocs...

    Varkocs Gyorgy, the Captain of the castle who fought against the Turkish - Ottoman Sultan in Buda in 1543, but finally was defeated by the numerical superiority.

  • The Prohaszka Ottokar memorial...

    The Ottokar Prohaszka Commemorative Church, was built in 1929-1930, that recalls the memory of the bishop O. Prohaszka.


Szekesfehervar Favorites

  • The Gate in front of the...

    See the Gate which stands in front of the basilica of St. Stepen closing the front yard and the square.

  • Basilica of St. Stephen

    The Baroque stone statues of St. Stephen, St. Laszlo and St. Imre stands between two huge towers of the basilica.

  • Cistercians convent

    The Cistercians temple and the friary houses the St. Spethen's Museum. On the walls of the convent there is the Matthias Rex monument.


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