Szekesfehervar Travel Guide
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...
The church of the Jesuits (now of the cistercitas)
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...
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...
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.
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.
Hotel Magyar Kiraly
2 Reviews and 16 Opinions Hotel Magyar Kiraly (Hungarian King), early Classical building from the first third of the 19th...
1 Review and 7 Opinions In general, our stay at Vadaszkurt was good. However, there were 2 issues we were not really happy...
Flying Cat: 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...
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...
Dodge city: 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.
West Side Music Bar: 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.
Daytrip from Budapest
Train from Budapest Déli Station. It takes about an hour according to the timetable but in reality ..... yeah, much longer.
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...
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.
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.
The usual problem in Hungary...
The usual problem in Hungary is how to comunicate with the people on the streets or in the restaurants, because only few of them are able to speak a sort of poor German.
Maybe this old lady knows the answer.
Written Aug 26, 2002
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.
VIDEOTON is one of the most...
VIDEOTON is one of the most popular soccer teams in Hungary. The team finished 2nd in the UEFA CUP after loosing the final against Real Madrid in 1985. This year the team's stadium will be renovated and modernised. For all soccer-fanatics: please don't miss my travelogue...
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.
The Orb, designed by Bela Ohmann, stands on the Main Square in front of the Town Hall. The inscription on the globesymbolising the historical past andsignificance of the city. "Fehervar was donated the right of the liberties by St. Stephen".
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