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Pannonhalma Abbey

Gyor, Hungary
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Gyor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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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Gyor, Hungary
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12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This abbey is the member of the UNESCO World Heritage list, so if you are in Hungary, you can't miss this abbey. There are a church and the abbey, but this building is the place for a school too. Really nice view to the plain, small villages, nice trips from the abbey.

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Manila
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you're not Catholic or Christian you may not enjoy this specific stopover but it is definitely an interesting historical spot if you find yourself in Hungary on the way to Budapest. The over 1,000 year old Benedictine abbey is situated on top of a hill and offers a breathtaking vista of the horizon and the surrounding village. Our abbey... More

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San Francisco
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Lookds like it has recently had upgrades done to the facilities and that there is still on-going construction on the Winery and Chapel. The audio tour was very good and you could replay everything so long as you did not get to the end. Easy to reach by public bus from Gyor

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We live in Hungary so we have time on our hands, for the regular tourist I would not make a detour for it unless you love abbeys & libraries. Despite being impressive from outside I found the inside to be visited quite small, basically you are done in 30 minutes (we had planned over an hour) and this is by... More

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Krakow, Poland
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very interesting place. Abbey is very old and full of heritage. The library is amazing, you have to see it. Gardens are OK but I come from a village myself so maybe that’s why they don’t impress me. Wine yard is really modern with interesting design (way its work rather than looks).

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We have been there with some friends and relatives, I have enjoyed every minute of our visit to the Abbey.The place is totally refurbished After the visit we have tried the local vines, and bought some presents ( local made, like chocolate and vine ) in the gift shop to other friends.

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Managua, Nicaragua
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

So sad to read some of the reviews with low grades of recommendation..., but Pope John Paul II found it worthwhile to visit this place in 1996 on its 1,000 year celebration. But then, I have some special ties to this place. True, this is not the Notre Dame, but it predates it by 350 years. For the story of... More

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Dortmund, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a very nice place, worth visiting the Abbey and had a great vine tasting. Do not miss the local chocolate to buy

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Blink to the monasticism life. Very nice place, everything is renovated, very good audio guide (a lof of language). The place has the herbs garden, Lily planter and some unique product in the gift shop. The carport is free near the ticket desk.

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