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Salesianum - Archbishopric's Touristic Centre




Salesianum - Archbishopric's Touristic Centre

The Salesianum Archiepiscopal Tourist Centre awaits you in the Veszprém Castle. More Shorter

A house with plenty of fun for kids and adults, where you can discover the wonders of this region, that everyone leaves culturally and spiritually enriched.

Salesianum, open since autumn 2011, is the tourist centre of the Archbishopric of Veszprém named after St. Francis de Sales, the Baroque era’s great Catholic theologian. Salesianum is situated in the freshly renovated Biró-Giczey House in the heart of Veszprém castle and offers a unique experience to its visitors, providing entertainment, education and recreation.

The exhibitions of the Salesianum are located in the 280 years-old Biró-Giczey house. On the ground floor and the basement, you can find demonstration workshops and learn about violin-making and candle making. You can experience the daily life of a baroque bishop in the lavishly painted halls of the upper floor.

Following the footsteps of the priest of Halimba, famous for his herbal lore, you can discover the enticing world of herbs and learn which mixture is used for which disease. In the herb garden, you can enjoy the breath-taking panorama of the Veszprém valley.

Probably, the most beautiful of all the wonders on display are the 18th century baroque halls, decorated with exquisite landscape paintings.

In the living quarters of the erstwhile inhabitants, bishop Márton Biró of Padány and prebend István Giczey, visitors can also have a look at the Archbishopric’s treasures. These are the liturgical artefacts of the bishop (vestments, chalice), the wooden chests of the Archbishop’s Archives and the treasures of the Archbishop’s Library.

The attic holds a liturgical exhibition space.  The exhibition is made up of several parts, each inviting to active participation. You can get to know the Catholic liturgy and the objects used during mass. You will also be offered a glimpse into the rich world of baroque music. You can take a virtual tour of the Archbishopric with the aid of old and contemporary photos, and discover its sights and treasures.

After listening to the audio guides or reading the tableaux of all the exhibitions of the Salesianum, you may want to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea or a light snack. Those who love herbal teas can even try the tea mixtures created from the herbs seen in the herb garden’s plants.

Click here to see the location in a spherical panorama picture!

Address: 8200 Veszprém, Vár Street 31.
E-mail: info@szalezianum.hu
Phone number: +36 88 580 528
Website: http://szalezianum.hu
Open: 1st January - 31st December
Payment facilities:
  • Credit Card
  • Balatoni Korona
  • Erzsébet voucher
  • Hungary Card
  • Széchenyi pihenő card

1st October - 9th March: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
10th March - 31st May: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
1st June - 31st August: 9:00 - 17:00 each day
1st September - 30th September: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
 

German and English guied available included in the entrance fee.

Adult: 1200 HUF,

pensioner, student: 800 HUF,

Child: 300 HUF,

Family ticket: 2500 HUF,

Group ticket (min. 10 person): 

Adult: 900 HUF

Pensioner,Student: 600 HUF

Child: 200 HUF 

Combined ticket (Salesianum és a Saint Michael Cathedral): 

Adult: 1500 HUF

Student/retired: 1000 HUF

Children (0-7 years): 300 HUF

Family: 3000 HUF

Adult group: 1100 HUF

Student/retired group: 700 HUF

Children group: 200 HUF