Bences Apatsag
Bences Apatsag
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:15 AM - 6:00 PM
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The original abbey was established by King Andras I in the 11th century.
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania13,009 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The landmark to visit in Tihany is the Benedictine Abbey - standing on the hill above the Balaton shores - the Abbey that was built by the order of Andrew I , king of Hungary - back in 1055 (indeed , you read right - almost 1 millennia ago!).
After you pay a visit to the ticketing office - the entry ticket is not a fortune , definitely worth it - you will enter the church - beautifully decorated - the altar is impressive and equally is the organ.
Once you've seen the items in the church, near the altar their is a stair that will take to the royal crypt (this is in refurbishment - but you can see some of the Hungarian kings tomb stones.) - passing through the crypt you will get into a small museum that is telling the story of the abbey, through divers items on display.
The most important relic in the museum - the "Founders" letter - the royal decree of king Andrew the first for the building of the Abbey in Tihany.
Once you finish the tour you will exit the museum via a lateral door onto a small terrace ... and from there a few steps and stairs will take you back to the front of the abbey.
Overall and excellent experience - a lot signs explaining you the bits and pieces of the almost 1000 years of the abbey's existence - for those who are into history for sure it will be very interesting.
So remember , when in the area - make the trip to Tihany , and visit the Benedictine Abbey - definitely worth it!!
Written 6 December 2023
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Szabolcs P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Great wine, great place. Recommended for everyone. The levendula field is wonderfull.
I have a nice weekend.
Written 23 May 2022
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Rainbowtravelgirl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Driving along the lake Balaton we saw the brown road sign " Tihany ". With zero info, we drove up to find an interesting village which happened to be a touristic one to our surprised. Parking seemed not easy to find and finally we found one along the village main road. It was a pay parking. We went up following the direction to a baroque Abbey Church. Wow what an idyllic setting. Calendar-inspired views. One can make a pleasant walk in a well-paved pathways. In the Visitor Center, one can buy a ticket for a guided tour + a short film about the Abbey. I recommend this. Friar Richard guided us. A group of tourist had an spontaneous " choir concert ". Around the Abbey is a Guest House that opens whole year round. There is a pastry shop where you can have breakfast or hot meals. It has a terrace overlooking the placid, serene Balaton Lake. Beautiful. When in Balaton Lake, come to this village and be filled with spirituality too. Had a short stay but very meaningful. The Peace of God !
Written 20 November 2019
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damyd
USA71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We stopped here on our way to Croatia. The Abbey and it's surroundings are beautiful, with great views of the lake. The town is fairly small but pretty. Good stopping point for a rest and visit if you are driving through.
Written 14 October 2019
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DME
Greenville, SC324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful place to visit. The setting overlooking Balaton Lake is stunning. Take time to have a coffee and pastry after visiting the Abbey to enjoy the view on a pretty day.
Written 13 October 2019
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Lukasz8dosz
Wroclaw, Poland544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A super place with a spectacular view at the Balaton lake. In the area a lot of restaurants and souvenirs.
Written 16 September 2019
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Cameron M
Whitburn, UK12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Very nice Abbey to go and visit with a lot of history to it and very beautiful interior. There's also a nice walk around the area and some really nice views out onto Lake Balaton.
Written 18 August 2019
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Matjaz R
Ljubljana, Slovenia76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Nice small Hungarian village, the best view on the Balaton lake. A lot of small shops with Hungarian specialities. If you are nearby you jave to visot this place.
Written 18 August 2019
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Medy
Szeged, Hungary100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Its s very nice place to visit. When you visit it you feel the peace and the maximum relaxation you could feel in a place which is full of passion and wonder.
Written 25 May 2019
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mickeytrader
Szekesfehervar, Hungary224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We visit many time some friend's in Tihany and never miss to go up To side of Abby.The most beautiful wiew all over around the lake Balaton.You can walking from the main parking where is the Cemetery or go up with car and left near the "Echo"or go up on the stairs front of the Abbey.You can walking around the monumental building or just sit down and enjoy the sunshine and the wiew.Very busy always,we been there in low season and nice + quiet.You can feel the espirit of Balaton !
Written 4 January 2019
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