The city hall building was built in the Classicist style and is one of Debrecen’s most prominent buildings.
The city, as well as the Hall, played an important role in the events of the 1948/49 Revolution and War of Independence. It provided temporary headquarters for the nation’s Defense Committee. Its “chamber of the secret archives” was actually the hiding place of the Holy Crown of Hungary.
Today, the edifice houses the City Assembly and the Mayor’s Office.
Debrecen, Piac utca 20