Sculpture of “Kati néni”
Balázs Kocsis sculptor made the bronze sculpture of the unique figure of the city’s old market place in 2001. She is pushing her cart full of delicacies at the beginning of the walking street. According to the residents, rubbing Kati néni’s nose brings them good luck.
Museum of the Diocese
The museum can be found opposite the Episcopal Palace in the downtown of Székesfehérvár. It has collections commemorating the former bishops of the Diocese, saints and Hungarian kings.
The present-day Baroque style Roman Catholic church was built in 1758-1768, however, the original Basilica was founded by the first king in the 11th century and served as a crowning place of several great Hungarian kings during history.
The block of Hiemer-Font-Caraffa houses is supposed to have been built in the 14th century according to archeologists. The building was closed down in 1990 as reconstructions were needed. The beautifully renovated Baroque Hiemer-house, which is home to the city’s touristic information center, wedding ceremonies and the Hetedhét Toy Museum, was reopened in 2008.
The collection of watchmaker Kovács Jenő can be seen in this museum. Outside the museum there is a clock tower with historical figures appearing every second hour from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Hetedhét Toy Museum
Located in the beautiful Baroque Hiemer-house, the toy museum awaits visitors from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. There are two permanent exhibitions in the museum: the toy collection of Éva Moskovszky and her mother and the graphic art collection of László Réber. They also organize temporary exhibitions and arts and crafts programs for children.
Our first king, Stephen I founded the most important church of medieval Hungary, the ruins of which can be found in the heart of the city center. This is a significant place of history as many kings were crowned and buried here. The ruins can be visited from April through November daily from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Church and Sacristy of St. John of Nepomuk
A Jesuit church in the middle of the city’s walking street, built in the middle of the 18th century. The Baroque style church was renovated in 2014. Részeletek: www.templom.hu
The statue of the Orb is standing in the middle of the city’s main square surrounded by the Episcopal Palace, the Medieval Ruins and the city hall. The red marble statue and fountain symbolize the historical significance of Székesfehérvár.
This piece of work has been lying alongside the city’s walking street since 1960. The clockwork is built in the ground while the numbers are made of colorful flowers.
This imposing building was built from 1780 to 1803, and was one of most important and most sacred places of the state of Hungary during the medieval era as the crown jewels were kept here. The Palace has a remarkable library with medieval codices and incunabula.
The collection of Dénes Deák can be found in the City Gallery. It is a permanent exhibition of the art works of famous Hungarian painters and sculptors of the 20th century.
Black Eagle Pharmacy Museum
It was operating as a pharmacy until 1971 when its Baroque building was renovated and converted into a museum. Visitors are awaited from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Other popular sights of the city:
- Csitáry fountain
The fountain is one of the most popular pieces of art in the city. It is located in a beautiful park which is a meeting place of the residents. Its mineral water is drunk by many people who bring it home regularly. There is also a set of bells around the fountain chiming every hour.
- Bory castle
The castle is a great example of love between man and woman. Jenő Bory started the constructions in 1912, and extended it from year after year. The castle is full of sculptures of historical figures, fountains and painted windows.
- The Golden Bull memorial of 1222
The sculpture of the Golden Bull is standing on the hills of the city’s eastern part. According to the legend, King Andrew II announced his set of acts on that hill in 1222. These acts recorded the privileges of the nobles. The sculpture was made by Sándor Rétfalvi in 1972.
- Koronás Park and Playground
The newest playground of the city was built in the place of the old funfair. The park, which is surrounded by a beautiful garden and a small lake, is awaiting the children with a historical playground and various programs such as arts and crafts, playhouse, medieval games and more.
The Skanzen, which means an ethnographical museum, can be found in the so-called “Palotaváros” part of the city, not far from the city center. It introduces the history and ethnography of the city as well as the role this area has played in the life of the city since the 18th century.
- “Titkos helyek” historical sightseeing game
This sightseeing game is a good choice for those who would like to explore the most popular sights of the city of Székesfehérvár. The tour begins in the heart of the city, near the sculpture of the Orb and has 15 stations throughout the city. The set of cards can be purchased at the reception of our hotel.