Beautiful baroque city of many churches with festivals,restaurants, confectioneries. First mentioned in books in 1074.
You will find lots of beautiful buildings worth seeing here, among others The Bishop’ s Palace, White Church on the square, City Hall, the Maria Theresa Arch, not to forget the most beautiful of all the Cathedral of Vac.
The Deed of Foundation of the Abbey of Garamszentbenedek mentioned the city as Wac civitas in 1075. The foundation of the Episcopate of Vac started at the time of Geza I. and King Stephen I. The city was considered important both in architectural and cultural aspects from the beginnings and the significant Bishops of the second half of the 18th century (Kristof Migazzi and Mihaly Althann) played an important role in its continuous development.The St. Rokus Chapel was erected at the beginning of the 1740s to stop the Black death, by 1755 the Church of the Dominicans were constructed, that was named White Church by the people since its Monks wore a white robe.
The first and only Arch of the city was erected in honour of Maria Theresa. The Empress visited Vac in 1764, however she did not dare pass under the Arch for fear it might collapse on her and made a detour.
The first railway line in Hungary, also opened here in 1846, connecting Vac to the capital Budapest. The railway station is undergoing a renewal , underground passages to the trains have been constructed to improve safety on the station, renovation of the station building was completed last year. The carriages are equipped with WIFI connection.
Restaurants, confectioneries aplenty. If you like sweets you will find many good confectioneries on and around the square Marcius 15 or may even taste some of the unique traditional cakes at Desszert Szalon.
Good to know :There is a ferry boat service connecting Vac to the other side of the Danube, the Isle Szentendre.Back