The baroque main square of the city and the surrounding streets have many cultural programs, museums and curiosities in Vác.
On the occasion of a historical walk reminiscent of the past, you can visit the bridge of the Gomba stream, the ruins of the Vác Castle , the Hegyes Tower and the famous Triumphal Arch of Vác, to which several legends are connected. On the St. Elizabeth promenade you can meet the works of the sculptor Alexander the Great .
On the main square, it is definitely worth taking a closer look at the ruins of the church of St. Michael , which once stood here, and the archaeological exhibition in the sub-church, which preserves centuries-old monuments. Also on the main square stands the Church of the Whites, in which a world-famous cultural history treasure was discovered in 1994. The Memento Mori exhibition of the Tragor Ignatius Museum commemorates the legendary mummies of Vác.
If you like modern art, the Modern Art Collection is waiting for you, and in the building of the Town Hall , the International Mobile MADI Museum presents almost 150 contemporary works.
Be sure to visit the famous Kolodko statues if you are in Vác! You will find the statue of Maria Theresa at the triumphal arch, the statue of My Mother's Hen at the railway station, and the statue of the Slingshot in front of the Pannonia House .
A special highlight of Vác is the life-size painting reminiscent of the era of Maria Theresa on the Baroque main square, painted by the members of the Garay Art Studio.
What other cultural programs await you in Vác?
Madách Imre Cultural Centre
The Madách Imre Cultural Centre, the biggest cultural institution of the city and the region, offers the most colourful cultural programs available for local people and tourists alike.
The cultural centre enriches the offers with pleasant concerts, theatrical performances, exciting exhibitions and diverse children programs, besides, quality festivals in Vác should also be on your bucket list in the Danube Bend.
If you want to complete your all-day sightseeing in Vác with unforgettable programs, visit the website of the Cultural Centre.
Váci Dunakanyar Theatre
The Vác Danube Bend Theatre was founded in 2012. It is run by the Vác Town Municipality and it offers diverse performances and exciting repertoires to the audience.
The theatre plays an important role in the cultural life of Vác. Besides the audience coming from Vác, people from the whole region visit the performances from time to time.
Are you looking forward to seeing the program of the Vác theatre? Check the performances and organize a family program or come with friends!
Visiting the antique shops is an adventurous program in Vác, the old, antique objects preserve the memories and stories of past eras.
Tolerian Antique is Hungary's largest antique dealership, where antiques, artefacts, antique furniture, sculptures, home accessories and ornaments await, while Région-Fon Antiques is such a special trade that even Helen Mirren could not say no to a special relic.
Among the numerous museums, exhibitions, historical monuments and unconventional values, those who enjoy culture are guaranteed to feel at home in Vác. If you are one of them, be sure to visit our city.
You are always welcome!