Szekesfehervar Sights and Landmarks Guide, Hungary
Szekesfehervar was once the seat of Hungarian royalties. Because of this regal past, the city possesses many beautiful attractions. Szekesfehervar Sights include royal architectures, museums, and churches on its list – all are for tourists and locals to explore.
Szekesfehervar Sights – Historical Attractions
Historical attractions are composed of museums, and other scenic spots. These Szekesfehervar Sights give sightseers a view of what the city was like during earlier times.
Szent Istvan Kiraly Museum. This museum can be found in the northeastern part of the Old Town. It houses an extensive collection of exhibits that illustrate the history and culture not only of the city but also of the region. The museum also has Roman artifacts and displays from the Magyar empire.
Bory Castle. This is the most famous tourist spot in Szekesfehervar. Bory Castle has a lot of different architectural styles. Some of the structural designs are Romanesque, Gothic, and Scottish. The place has collections of sculptures and paintings made by Jeño Bory. The complex also includes towers and gardens.
Kozepkori Romkert. This is the legendary Medieval Ruin Garden of the city. This was the site of the most eminent church of Hungary during the medieval times. This was where most of the kings’ coronation took place. Currently, the sarcophagus of Szent Istvan is housed in a mausoleum at the frontage of Medieval Ruin Garden. The site now contains the stone wall remnants of the once magnificent basilica.
Szekesfehervar Sights – Religious Sites
Religious Sites in the city include churches. These Szekesfehervar Sights also played an important role in the history of the city. Aside from being the sacred sanctuary, the religious sites also display great architectural styles.
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. This church is located at the Old Town’s southern area. It was established by Prince Geza, the person in charge of uniting the Magyars with the Roman Catholic Church. At present, the church maintains the Gothic windows and Late Baroque structure. The interior has fresco paintings which are the works of Johann Cymbal, a Viennese painter. The altarpiece depicting a scene wherein King Stephan is kneeling before Mary - the Mother of God - is made by Vinzenz Fischer.
Saint Anna’s Chapel. This religious site was constructed in 1478 and it is one of the few architectural structures from the middle ages that were not ruined by the Turks. Originally, it was a cemetery chapel but the Turks used it as a mosque during their invasion of Hungary. The structure was made a Christian Sanctuary again during the early 18th century. Saint Anna’s Chapel has a Gothic style structure while the altar has a Baroque style.
Carmelite Monastery. This was built in the mid 1700’s and its architectural style is Rococo. The most enchanting feature of the Carmelite Monastery is the frescos on the ceiling illustrating the life of Mary. The side altars also have a painting of the death of Saint Joseph and Saint Anna. The monastery also houses collection of church arts at the ground floor museum.
The Szekesfehervar Sights are really worth exploring like Vienna Sights and Graz Sights in Austria. They show what life was like during the glorious days of the city. Due to this attractive treasure, a lot of tourists are enticed to visit the city.
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