The Bishop's Palace in Vác is the ecclesiastical center of the city, and the building – along with several buildings in Vác – is an emblematic symbol of the city-building work of Archbishop-Bishop Kristóf Migazzi.
Beneath the huge two-storey building stands a two-storey cellar system, which has already been built. At that time there were huge vineyards around Vác, the cellar functioned as a wine cellar. Originally, two opposite U-shaped buildings were planned, with a patinated decorative gate opposite the Cathedral .
However, with the passage of the age, only the current building was completed, leaving room for the beautifully sized garden, which at the beginning of the century was home to special plants. In this garden, the music pavilion once stood on a protrusion, which stands a few meters lower, on the promenade along the Danube .
The design of the interiors of the neoclassical palace in the Baroque style can still be seen today in its original state. Noteworthy is the ceremonial hall above the entrance with a hidden balcony, which was once – on special occasions – the venue of wonderful concerts. The Bishop's Residence, among many other functions, is still the bishop's home today.
The great novelty of 2022 is that on Friday and Saturday at 11:00 a.m., a guided visit to the Bishop's Palace for individual guests will begin. During the walk you can also tour the palace, cellar and bishop's garden. It is worth attending these occasions, both exteriors and interiors of the two-story neoclassical style building are impressive.
2600 Vác, Migazzi Kristóf tér 1.
Entrance ticket (guided tour included in the ticket price)
- Adult/full price: 1300 HUF
- Pensioner/student: 900 HUF
For a group visit at another time, you can check in at the following contact details:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- telephone (during working hours): 0630 716 5722
On the last Saturday of each month, the residents of Vác are guests of Bishop Zsolt Marton on the guaranteed guided tour.