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Törvényház (Event Hall), 1902

Törvényház (Event Hall), 1902

We decided to return to Székesfehérvár (in Northern Transdanubia close to Lake Balaton), which we had only had a short time to see a few weeks ago, and we found that it is indeed a charming town. Székesfehérvár was the capital of Hungary for the first 500 years of its existence; the coronation church and the sarcophagus of St. István is still here, and it was the scene of one of the last stands of the German army at the end of World War II. Much of the city was destroyed at that time, but the medieval and baroque old city survived unscathed. Székesfehérvár is off the beaten tourist track, but is well worth a visit for anybody who likes fine architecture, history and just a pleasant place to stroll around.

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