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Pannonhalma Abbey

Gyor, Hungary
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Gyor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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