Benedictine Abbey and Museum (Bences Apatsag), Tihany

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Visit one the oldest historical monuments in Hungary at Benedictine Abbey and Museum (Bences Apatsag). The abbey was founded in the 11th century by King Andrew I. You can visit his tomb in the monastery's crypt--it's the only resting place of a medieval Hungarian monarch still preserved in its original condition. You can also view a copy of the abbey's founding charter that contains the oldest written example of the Hungarian language. Admire the Baroque architecture of the church, see the display of historical artifacts in the friary, and take in panoramic views of Lake Balaton and the surrounding countryside. The visitor center shows a film about the history of the abbey and includes a shop where you can buy souvenirs. Plan to visit Benedictine Abbey and Museum (Bences Apatsag) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tihany attractions using our Tihany online trip itinerary maker .
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  • The panorama of Lake Balaton and the fresh air makes a slightly cool bad weather in March. If anyone in the neighborhood, be sure to visit this cave!
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  • We had walked through, Tihany enters tapolca station with, kellemest pleasure, and we visited the Abbey. I really liked the view and the building of the information the exhibitions, we spent a pleasant time, and a lot of information we learned the history of the site and the Abbey.
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  • This is the most wonderful place on Lake Balaton. Here are all the museums and trails for walks, unique plants that create a microclimate useful for those who suffer from respiratory diseases, inland lake for fishing, lavender fields, almond groves, an Equestrian Club, where in August, races organ concerts in the Museum and open-air concerts, excellent restaurants and beaches, city train to Marina and ferry across Lake Balaton, hand swans and living ecosystem of the inner lakes where foxes and hares running around, many different birds, Buffalo and ground squirrels, small children's play town at the bottom of the Lake, cycling paths etc.
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  • It is a beautiful historical building with a remarkable view on the lake. It's one of the things in Hungary which you must see at least once. Therefore it can be a lot crowded. The entry fee includes a 10 minute-long movie that tells you the basics about the abbey, and it's available with English subtitles.
  • One of the first Christian church from the early days of the Hungarian kingdom. It has a beautiful view over Lake Balaton from the top of the inactive volcanic crater of tihany
  • Nice place especially during summer
  • Beautiful place and can't help but to scream and listen for the echo
  • We spent a fabulous evening here, met some of the monks, had great food, heard about the local cultural norms and had a taste of the local wines and beers. Also, music was played all afternoon (not only classicals, but also jazz). It was truly an amazing experience, I would come back again any day.
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