Beside its rich historic legacy Székesfehérvár is an attractive destination for its cultural contribution. Its museums and galleries hold such treasures such as the Grand Prix award winning panel painting. Upon seeing this Picasso apparently cried “Who is this barbarian genius?”. Let’s get down to culture!
Visit our most popular permanent exhibitions: the exhibitions of King St. Stephen Museum, the valuable pieces of the Town Gallery Deák Collection, the Fekete Sas (Black Eagle) Chemist’s Museum or the treasures of the Hetedhét (behind the beyond) Toy Museum! Ten of our numerous exhibitions are located in the city centre so these can all be visited in one short walk.
Start discovering the treasures in our museums at the National Memorial Site, the ruined garden of the Coronation Basilica which hold the remains of Hungary’s most important church, dedicated to honour the Virgin Mary. In the uniquely rich archaeological collection of the King St. Stephen Museum we can get a taste of the past of Fejér County from the Neolithic up to the Ottoman times and amongst other things we can see the remains of the valuable stone-work of the royal basilica. The Székesfehérvár Diocese Museum is open to visitors with the most modern technological innovations and interactive guided tours. In the fine art exhibitions of the museum we can find the famous panel painting of Vilmos Aba-Novák which was the winner of the Grand Prix award in 1937 at the Paris World Expo in the Hungarian pavilion. With the help of the three permanent exhibitions of the town we can form a comprehensive overview of the most important authors and aspirations of fine art in 20th century Hungary. The Ervin Ybl Collection is located in the Bundez House, the Dénes Deák Collection can be found in the small, city centre Eszterházy palace and in the building of the former County Hall we can see the permanent exhibition of the New Hungarian Gallery from the greatest Hungarian painters (József Rippl Rónai, István Csók, Aurél Bernáth, Bertalan Székely..) to the art of young contemporary artists.