Baroque main square

The triangular shape of the square was also formed in the Middle Ages. This is because the ruins that can be seen today in the center of the square symbolize the former Church of St. Michael . Its east-west orientation served as the basis for the houses built around it. To the north, the square narrows as we head towards the Vienna Gate. The patinated buildings of the square were also built on medieval foundations, and then in the XVIII century, in honor of the visit of Maria Theresa and the ruling family, they were expanded and beautified. This is reflected in today's baroque atmosphere in the main square.

Starting from the Vienna Gate, on the upper side of the Danube, there is the former Hospital of the Order of Mercy , with a magnificent chapel. Right next to it is the Town Hall , one of the gems of secular Baroque architecture. Opposite it is the Grand Priest's Palace, which is now home to the Diocesan Collection . Recently, the interiors have also been renovated, the original murals have emerged, so the patinated building and the unparalleled collection of the treasury amaze the visitor at the same time.

The huge pink building today is the Cházár András Deaf-Mute Institute, but in the 1700s this building was the Bishop's Palace, where Maria Theresa also stayed with her entourage on that particular visit.

In the northern part of the square stands the Temple of the Benedictines, as we call it today, the Temple of the Whites. In the crypt of the church in 1994, a unique collection of artifacts was excavated, which today we only call the "Váci mummies". An exhibition of the excavated treasures can be seen in the museum next to the temple. 

At the southern end of the square stood an inn, where Sándor Petőfi personally stayed during his time as an itinerant actor. Today, the Pannonia House is both an exhibition space and an event space. Here you will also find the expanded Sajdik exhibition, an exhibition of the treasures of European cast ironwork. In summer, pleasant concerts and outdoor programs await you in the courtyard. 

Every corner of the square has something to explore, and you're sure to find the elephant house, the Immakulata statue, the fountain of sister cities, and the iconic World War I statue

2600 Vác, March 15th square

Baroque main square Vác - aerial photo
Baroque main square Vác - aerial photo
Baroque main square Vác - lamp lighting