Showing posts with label Székesfehérvár. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Székesfehérvár. Show all posts

Saturday, May 10, 2014

City of kings (Székesfehérvár, Hungary)

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The city lies 65km (40 miles) from the capital, Budapest. The name Székesfehérvár means “white castle with the seat” with the word szék (meaning “seat” as in the “throne”) relating to its important role in the first centuries of the Kingdom of Hungary.

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Székesfehérvár, called Alba Regia in the Middle Ages, is one of the most ancient Hungarian towns. Significant events of Hungary's history have taken place here during the centuries. The king's throne and the symbols of royal power were kept here. It was also the place where kings were crowned and buried. The important medieval administrative and religious city of kings and bishops was an early home of church schools thus making Székesfehérvár a centre for education centuries ago.

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Bory Castle (Székesfehérvár, Hungary)

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Bory Castle was the work of Hungarian sculptor and architect Jeno Bory. Bory built the castle between 1923 and 1959 with the help of several of his students. 

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The building features a range of architectural styles--from Scottish to Romanesque to Gothic--all eccentrically combined. You can freely climb the towers and walk among the garden's sculptures, which were all created by Bory. Inside are several galleries featuring Bory's paintings, many of which are of his wife, for whom the castle was built.
 
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Address: 8000 Székesfehérvár, Máriavölgy 54.
Latitude and longitude: N 47° 12' 38", E 18° 27' 5"
Phone number: +3622305570
Email: info@bory-var.hu
Web: Bory vár

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