When the Heroes’ Gate was built in the mid-1930s, there were many other buildings, structures, and monuments commemorating the past under construction. At that time the Saint Stephen’s Viaduct, a true representative of advanced construction technologies, was erected, they also started to build Saint Margaret’s Church in the respectful memory of Saint (Blessed) Margaret and renovate Margaret’s Ruins, the ruins of a nunnery she was educated in. At that time the pair of statues of King Saint Stephen and Queen Blessed Gisela was erected at the northern end of the castle hill and has been dominating the view of the castle ever since. At that time Heroes’ Gate was built, primarily to the memory of victims of World War I and last, but not at least, to all Hungarian soldiers.
Veszprém’s touristic symbol and a key element in the town history was a monument treated unfairly for 50 years. Later EU funds were channelled in to renovate the entire building.
Heroes’ Gate was reopened in 2014. There is an exhibition downstairs and a terrace with a view of the town upstairs waiting for visitors.
A new exhibition was opened on 20th August 2015 on the 1st floor of the Várkapu (Castle Gate) Souvenir Shop (4. Vár Str.). The new permanent exhibition introduces the history of the Fire Lookout Tower. Visitors can see the copies of the documents found after the renovations in 1814 and 1891. The original metal document storage cylinders and the coins found in them, as well as other interesting photos and descriptions about the history of the monument can also be seen in the exhibition.
The entrance tickets of the Fire lookout Tower are valid for this exhibition, too.
Click here to see the location in a spherical panorama picture!
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Vár Str. 2.|
|Phone number:||+36 88 610 516|
|Open:||1st January - 31st December|
every day 9:00-17:00
Toilet (with disabled access, too)
Adult: 700 HUF