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Szekesfehervar

(3.7/5 based on 200+ reviews for 7 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, sightseeing, museums
The city of Székesfehérvár, located in central Hungary, is one of the largest cities in the country. Székesfehérvár was the capital of Hungary in the middle ages. Now the city is regional capital of Central Transdanubia, the centre of Fejér county and Székesfehérvár District. It was one of the most important cities of Hungary. In the Székesfehérvár Basilica, where the Diets were held and the crown jewels kept, thirty-seven kings and thirty-nine queens consort were crowned and fifteen rulers buried..NamesThe name Székesfehérvár means "white castle of the seat" and the city is known by translations of this in other languages . In Hungarian, the city is known colloquially as Fehérvár.The word szék is related to its important role in the 1st centuries of the Kingdom of Hungary: székhely means a residence, center. In accordance of the obligation from the Doctrine of the Holy Crown, the first kings of Hungary were crowned and buried here.HistoryPre-HungarianThe place has been inhabited since the 5th century BC. In Roman times the settlements were called Gorsium and Herculia. After the Migration Period Fejér County was the part of the Avar Khaganate, while the Slavic and Great Moravian presence is disputed. (There is no source for the name of the place before the late 10th century.) In the Middle Ages its Latin name was Alba Regalis/Alba Regia. The town was an important traffic junction between Lake Balaton and Lake Velencei, several trade routes led from here to the Balkans and Italy, and to Buda and Vienna. (Today, the town is a junction of seven railroad lines.)
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