The historic centre of Veszprém is the
castle, which - together with the surrounding town - was one of the
significant centre of our country until the Turkish occupation: it was
the King’s and Queen’s seat and an episcopal seat. The medieval castle
and town suffered large-scale destruction in the Turkish period. The
present-day historic town evolved during the town development
constructions of the 18-19 th and the early 20 th century. WWII and the
following period caused relatively little damage to the old centre.
residential areas of Veszprém were visibly separated based on the
social and financial situation of the population. The wealthy
bourgeoisie and noblemen populated Óváros tér and the surrounding area,
Jókai utca was inhabited by clerks and craftsmen.
Veszprém is a quiet
and shy town. One must pay attention to it. In order to absorb its
special atmosphere, one must stroll around its streets and squares,
listen to the bells and observe its walls and buildings.
This is why
we call your attention to the following routes, which, interestingly
enough, can be combined. As the castle is always in the centre, it is
impossible to lose your way.