PHOTOS: One of Hungary’s most beautiful castle district opened for visitors
The Veszprém Castle was the scene of many moments in Hungarian history, Regional Development Minister Tibor Navracsics said at the official opening of the castle district in the western Hungarian city on Friday.
The castle was home to Hungary’s first higher education institution, and though it is not Veszprém’s highest point, it stands out from the city, the minister said. Navracsics added that Hungary’s Christianity also made the revamp of the Veszprém castle district important. Gyorgy Udvardy, Archbishop of Veszprém, said work in the castle district was not yet complete, but at a stage where the completed upgrades could be shown to the public.
After the speeches, professionals of the archdiocese talked about the renovations and the Work in Progress 2023 exhibition aimed at presenting the millennia-old spiritual heritage to be preserved by the archdiocese. The Archdiocese of Veszprém is set to renovate 18 monument buildings in the Veszprém castle district with government support between 2020 and 2025, according to a handout given out at the opening.