One-storey commercial building with a portal, original shop construction on the ground floor and apartments on the first floor. The building took on its present appearance in the second half of the 19th century, commissioned by its owner at the time, György Vasváry, a hardware merchant. A shop was built on the street front and a splendid bourgeois apartment on the upper floor.
In 1883-1884, the solid façade of the historicist, partly neo-renaissance, early eclectic building, built in the 1870s, was decorated with Zsolnay ceramics in a particularly rich style. The ballustraded cornice of the façade bears the ceramic inscription 'Vasváry - House' and above it the family coat of arms with two allegorical female figures. Below the cornice, in the upper part of the windows, there are rosettes and floral ornaments, and below the windows there are lion heads. In 1893, the large relief wall panels between the two outer windows were also made of Zsolnay ceramics, and have remained in their original position until today. They were designed by the factory's artistic director, Tade Sikorski. The ceramic panels on the left are entitled 'Art and Industry' and the one on the right 'Trade and Circulation', depicting the motifs of their ideological content and real-life tools.
The interior walls and ceilings are decorated with allegorical, figural and floral paintings, parts of which were damaged or obscured over the years and were recovered and saved by restoration and research in 1992. A museum exhibition with original furniture, paintings and artefacts has been set up in the former apartment, but it also houses a permanent exhibition on the life work of Ferenc Lantos, the Blanka Péchy Memorial Room and the Roma Holocaust Exhibition in the rear wing of the building.
The Vasváry House also regularly hosts temporary exhibitions.
Visits are by appointment only.
Monday, Sunday: closed
Adult - 600 HUF
Student/pensioner - 300 HUF
|Tuesday:||10:00 - 16:00|
|Wednesday:||10:00 - 16:00|
|Thursday:||10:00 - 16:00|
|Friday:||10:00 - 16:00|
|Saturday:||10:00 - 16:00|