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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 (one of the largest basilicas in medieval-Europe), 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.Take a look at our Hungary tour planner to refine the details of your trip to Szekesfehervar.
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