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Address: Gyor, Hungary

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A great historical site, need a half day at least to visit it. It is on top of a hill, be prepared to walk and climb a little. Old abbey,church, closter, the library is totally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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Szeged, Hungary
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

You can fel the 1000 years history there.Not only for religious people ! Well managed and beautiful environment. Excellent on a sunny day for a nice walk, and visit the abbey easily can spend 3-4 hours. They even have a decent restaurant in walking distance. Parking is easy, great accessability.

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Oslo, Norway
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34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A great historical site, need a half day at least to visit it. It is on top of a hill, be prepared to walk and climb a little. Old abbey,church, closter, the library is totally amazing.

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Gyor, Hungary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very lovely and nice part of Hungary. You can take a light trip around the abbey, after that taste it Hungarian cuisine in Viator restaurant.

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United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Pannonhalma is an amazing site off the major highway between Budapest and Vienna. The beauty of the Abbey is worth the exit. We had a guide for apart of the tour but were able to walk around mostly by ourselves. The Chapel is simple but beautiful. The library is beyond description. When one understands what this complex represents to Hungary,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had read one review on TripAdvisor saying Pannonhalma's Abbey isn't that bit a deal unless you're really into old monasteries. That's true, but kind of like saying the Louvre isn't that big a deal unless you like art. The history makes Pannonhalma pretty exciting, and the basilica is interesting. The real attraction, though is the library, which is breathtakingly... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

As with most UNESCO heritage listed sites, Pannonhalma Archabbey does not disappoint. Perched on a hill, the views from the abbey are panoramic & is best visited on a clear sunny day. It is not a long drive from Budapest either (approx. 1.5hr by car) so is great for a day-trip. The entrance fee is reasonable and comes with written... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is just magical. You can't miss the abbey as you are approaching the town Pannonhalma . Sitting up on top of the hill it is very visible, as the surrounding area is flat. The abbey is over 1000 years old and it is worth stopping for a tour of the Abbey and the newly opened museum in the... More 

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Gyor, Hungary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The place is on the World Heritage List, is really very nicely renovated. There is a nice modern restaurant with lovely view to the valley. We had a very good time.

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Budapest, Hungary
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18 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I visited the Pannonhalma Abbey on a Sunday, leaving from Győr in the morning on the 8:00 am bus and arriving around 8:50 am (see below for more bus information). I attended the mass at 10am that lasted an hour. Then I completed an audio guided tour, had a delicious lunch at the onsite restaurant, quickly visited the lavender distillery,... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A fantastic attraction - you can tour the 1,000 year old Abbey (updated of course), see the vineyards, the lavender fields, eat in its new restaurant and shop in the gift shop. The Abbey is a UNESO World Heritage building - it is gorgeous and very well preserved - it also houses a school for boys. The view from the... More 

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