Szombathely, located near the Austrian border, is one of Hungary's largest cities with a population of 80,000 inhabitants.
As Hungary's most ancient city, Szombathely has many Roman monuments. However, a wide range of other attractions as well as cultural, sporting and religious events are attracting an increasing number of tourists to the city.
St. Martin's church and visitors' centre
St. Martin, the late Bishop of Tours, was born in 316 AD in the Hungarian town of Savaria. According to legend, he first saw the light in a house built on the spot where the church stands today. In front of the church is a fountain, which has been famous since 1360.
Botanical garden and ecotourism visitors' centre at Kámon
The Botanical Garden of the Institute of Forestry in Kámon was founded by Saághy Mihály in 1860 and has added new species to its arboretum ever since. The gallery at the entrance to the ecotourism visitors' centre houses temporary exhibitions.
Szent Imre Herceg Str. 84/B
Tel.: 0036 94 500343
The most famous building in Ják, a parish with 2,600 inhabitants, is undoubtedly the Roman Catholic abbey church with its twin towers, which was built between 1220 and 1256 in honour of St. George. The exhibition provides information about the church's past, historical monuments and the history of the parish.
9798 Ják, Szabadnép str.
Tel.: 0036 94 356014