Csákvár is a large village, with its 5,100 inhabitants located 17 km far from Székesfehérvár, at the foot of the Vértes hills. It is the centre of the Vértes Nature Park.
Several million year-old remains of 56 animal species were found in the nearby Báraczházi cave, where the traces of prehistoric man were come across too. At the time of the Conquest the area was given to chieftain Előd, and the castle was built by Csák, one of his descendants.
The former Esterházy mansion is now used as a hospital. The village was considered a major centre of pottery, this ancient craft is presented by the Pottery Memorial Museum. Other interesting sights in the vicinity include a botanical educational path in the Vértes hills, and the "Csíkvarsa meadow" which is a nature conservation area: beyond the world of rare birds, the Hungarian grey cattle and 'racka' sheep may be watched in their original environment. Geszner House, where the natural resources, beauties and other sights of the Vértes hills are displayed, was opened in respect of the millenary.
Csákvár offers rich programmes including the outstanding Potters' Meeting and the Shepherd and riding festival on Michael's day.