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Veszprem

Country
Hungary
State
Veszprem Megye
City
Veszprem
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Hungary presently has no regular domestic flights. As Budapest lies in the center of the country and pretty much any point can be reached within three hours by train or bus, there isn't much need for scheduled domestic flights.

By Bus

Hungary’s national bus network is operated by 28 state run companies, united in Volan Association .Connections are frequent, prices are identical to those on non-Intercity trains. Bus lines often are more complete than train lines, the speed is quite similar. Long-distance buses are clean and safe, but often subject to delays. Buy your ticket at the station ticket desk before boarding; if you do not take your bus at a main station, purchase a ticket from the driver. It is a good idea to reserve your tickets for national holidays, Friday and Sunday evenings beforehand. Online booking is available only in Hungarian . See boxed text about how to check the timetable.

Key places to visit
Castle Quarter, Gisela Chapel, Bakony Museum, Veszprem Wildlife Park, Szent Istvan Bridge


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Places to Visit

Castle Quarter

The walled castle quarter (Varnegyed) built on a narrow dolomite rock is an impressive work of art which through continual renovation of the individual buildings has retained its splendor. At the point where the slope becomes less steep stands the gate which is the entrance to the bishop's castle from the town. The medieval structure with only one road (Vár utca) in the middle of the castle hill still stands, the buildings themselves are from the 18th and 19th C.

Gisela Chapel

Somewhat hidden between the Bishop's palace and the provost's palace is the most important historical monument in Veszprem, the Gisela Chapel. It was built in 1230 and served as a private chapel to the bishop as well as the queens who resided here (not, however, Queen Gisela, whom it is named after). The upper floor of the church was dismantled during the building of the bishop's palace and the ground floor disguised with Baroque features.

The small harmonious interior contains fine cross-ribbed vaulting with the original paintings and notable keystones. On the north wall frescos from the time the church was built were exposed during its sensitive restoration. They depict six apostles arranged in pairs, incorporeal floating figures  which suggest Byzantine influence.

Bakony Museum

The Bakony Museum near Megyehaz ter chronicles the history of the region. Directly next to the museum is a small farmhouse with a typical pergola and original features.

Veszprem Wildlife Park

Below the viaduct in a side corridor of the Betekints valley there is the 100ha (247 acre) Veszprém wildlife park. One of its attractions is the large aviary where the birds are free to fly among the visitors.

Szent Istvan Bridge

The 50m (164ft) high viaduct over the Séd valley was constructed in 1938 to a design by Róbert Folly and is regarded as an important technical achievement. The view encompasses the castle in the east, the Betekints valley in the west and the peaks of the Bakony in the north.

Right Time to Visit

June - October

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