Szekesfehervar was once the hub of political Hungary where kings were crowned. It is only an hour train ride southwest of Budapest. In the Middle Ages the city was a royal residence and the most important city of Hungary.


There are many sights which attract tourists mainly: Downtown with historical (Baroque, Classical) buildings, St. Stephen Cathedral (burial place of several medieval kings incl. St. Stephen and Bela III), Ruins of medieval church founded by St. Stephen, City Hall, Apothecary Museum, Golden Bull memorial (the Golden Bull was an important charta by King Andrew II, it was released here; the memorial is from 1972.), Bory Castle (20th century), Globus cruciger (a stone image of the royal symbol of power of the same name), Statue of Gyrgy Varkoch at the supposed site of his death at the gates.

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