Szombathelyi Egyházmegye

Szécshenyi 2020 - Európai Regionális Fejlesztési Alap

Szombathely - The Episcopal Palace


The Episcopal Palace


The Episcopal Palace is one of the most beautiful Hungarian historic buildings of the late baroque, the so-called ponytail style. The outer splendour of the two-storey, U-shaped building is combined with its inner embellishment and furnishing. Out of the smaller and bigger chambers of the residence on the first floor the great chamber particularly stands out to delight one’s eyes with its impressive size, frescos and furniture.

The grisaille pictures of the great chamber, which depict the history of Savaria and the frescos on the ceiling were made by Franz Anton Maulbertsch (1724-1796), who was an excellent painter of the late baroque, early romantic style. Blessed Charles IV stayed in the
Palace as a guest several times.