The historic city centre has preserved its medieval street structure ornamented by baroque, rococo and Louis Seize style buildings many of which are paramount examples of national architecture. Walking these quaint streets one stumbles upon romantic inner courts and sweet enclosed corner balconies. Be sure not to miss the real gem in our jewel-box the Hiemer house!
The city centre of Székesfehérvár is not only a paradise for those searching in the past but it also presents many delicacies for those open to art. Over the course of our excursion we will become acquainted with the architectural assets of our city, we will call at the antique buildings of the Vörösmarty Theatre and Magyar Király Hotel(Hungarian King) and we will admire the listed Árpád Spa with its shell decorated dome masterpiece of Ödön Lechner in art nouveau style. The Városháza (Town Hall) square is dominated by the Bishop’s Palace which is one of Hungary’s most remarkable pieces of architecture in Louis Seize style with its splendid proportions, natural and clear-cut distribution and fine details.
In the 17th century, enclosed corner balconies decorating baroque facades became fashionable and a typical element of architecture in Fehérvár. We can admire one of the earliest and most famous examples of this on the Hiemer House on the main square. The centre of our programme is the Hiemer House, winner of the Award of Merit, which is regarded as the baroque gem of the city centre and which regained its former grandeur in 2012 after undergoing multiple stages of renovation. This architectural piece of art formed by the fusion of three buildings tells a story about the history of the city: through its unique medieval merits, baroque and rococo architectural relics and through its modern time alterations the past centuries of Fehérvár come to life. It gives home to the wedding hall, the Hetedhét (behind the beyond) Toy Museum, an elegant restaurant and café, the Fehérvár Gift Shop and the Tourinform Office.
The gems of the city centre – thematic excursion with curiosities from the history of art
The gems of the city centre – thematic excursion
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price of the programme in a foreign language: 17 500 HUF/group
The gems of the city centre extra package with the Hiemer house
Extra package – with advanced booking
Duration: 2 hours
Price of the programme in a foreign language: 22 000 HUF/group
Entrance fee to the Hiemer House as part of the programme: 300 HUF/person