Hungary
Szekesfehervar

Székesfehérvár, often considered Hungary's historical capital, is an eclectic blend of past and present, where medieval architecture stands alongside contemporary culture. Read more

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The city's rich history, lively arts scene, and modern amenities make it a fascinating destination for travelers. Located in central Hungary, Székesfehérvár was the country's first capital and a significant royal residence for many Hungarian kings. Its name translates to "white castle of the chair," which is a tribute to the fact that the Hungarian kings were crowned and buried here for centuries. The city is home to a plethora of historical buildings, museums, and art galleries, offering a comprehensive look at Hungary's cultural heritage.
One of the city's primary attractions is the Bory Castle, an extraordinary architectural feat built single-handedly by architect and sculptor Jeno Bory over 40 years. The castle is more like a romantic vision of towers, courtyards, and sculptures, making it a one-of-a-kind destination.
The town is also known for its vibrant arts scene, hosting several annual events, including music festivals and theatrical performances. Modern shopping centers and gastronomic delights offer a contemporary counterpoint to the city’s rich history, making Székesfehérvár a well-rounded tourist destination.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Székesfehérvár

Bory Castle

A romantic architectural masterpiece designed and built by Jeno Bory, featuring numerous towers, sculptures, and gardens.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Stephen

A historic cathedral where Hungarian kings were once crowned, boasting stunning Gothic architecture.

King Stephen Museum

A museum offering a deep dive into Hungarian art and history, featuring a wide range of artifacts and exhibitions.

Sóstó Nature Reserve

A beautiful park and lake offering opportunities for relaxation and nature walks, just a short drive from the city.

Orbán-hegyi Pincesor

A wine cellar street where visitors can taste local wines and explore traditional Hungarian winemaking.

Doll Museum

A unique museum showcasing a variety of dolls from around the world, a fun experience for children and adults alike.

Virágóra Flower Clock

A decorative and functioning flower clock in the city center, symbolizing the city's beauty and timelessness.

Hetedhét Toy Museum

An interactive museum where visitors can discover the history of toys and even play with some.

Zichy Palace

Once a grand residence, now a gallery featuring rotating exhibitions from Hungarian artists.

Sóstó Zoo

Located near the nature reserve, this zoo provides an educational experience with a variety of animal species.

What else to visit
In and around Szekesfehervar

Szekesfehervar (0 km)

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Brunszvik Castle (31.41 km)

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Siofok (41.49 km)

Siófok, often dubbed the "Capital of the Balaton," is a vibrant city that gracefully rests on the southern shores of Lake Balaton, Hungary's largest freshwater lake.

Nagyteteny Palace (48.79 km)

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Tihany Abby (50.16 km)

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Tata Castle (51.62 km)

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