Blessed Gizella Archdiocese Collection – The Tejfalussy House

Hungary VESZPRÉM County 8200 Veszprém Vár u. 35.
September 16th, 2017 - September 16th, 2017

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In 1722, Precentor János György Tejfalussy (Milchdorfer) had the Tejfalussy canon house built to the immediate north of the Franciscan monastery. The building was purchased by Canon János Homolyai, and sometime before 1746 Canon János Szabady had it rebuilt. The building, the cellar of which may have been a casemate, has a façade similar to the façade of the Biró-Giczey house. The avant-corps, which protrudes from the principal molding and is crowned by a tympanum, draws emphasis to the two central of the six windows. The enormous ground-level substructure of the façade wall rests on the wall of a medieval castle. The courtyard may be the ruins of the passageways and “dead-end streets” that were common in castles before the construction of palaces in the 18th century. Since 1985, the building, which has undergone reconstruction several times, has housed the main exhibition site of the archbishopric of Veszprém, as well as the ecclesiastical treasury, which is the second richest collection of ecclesiastical treasures in Hungary, consisting of around 7,000 items. The two-story baroque main building, the arched rooms and staircase of which show the original condition of the edifice, was built on the double castle wall, presumably on the site of two earlier Baroque buildings. The temporary exhibition Body and Soul in the Great War offers glimpses into the lives and work of the pastors, doctors, nurses, monks, and nuns who tried to save and heal both lives and souls amidst the horrors of the war. The exhibition is organized by the Blessed Gizella Archdiocese Collection.

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