The Archbishop’s Palace

The Archbishop’s Palace: parallel with the rehabilitation of the inner city of Eger, the conversion of the Bishop’s Palace into a tourist visitor centre is taking place. The current phase of the reconstruction affects the Erdődy wing of the complex, that is, the main building parallel with Széchenyi Street.
The Archbishop's Palace building complex took almost a century and a half to develop, from the beginning of the 18th century until the middle of the 19th century. The group of buildings embraces a roughly square decorative garden, which was open from the east. In addition to this, there was another garden behind the main building, in the west side, with bird houses and a water tower, where water was pulled from the well in the garden with horsepower; they used this not only to water the garden but also to operate the fountains. In the north, there were a farm-yard, stables and carriage-houses adjoining the building.