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“The way a church should be presented”

Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Tihany
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Owner description: The original abbey was established by King Andras I in the 11th century.
Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Benedictine church and monastery itself is an important place in the history of the country: the funeral place for Hungary's 4th king, Andrew I, and it's foundation document contains the first written example of the Hungarian language.
The baroque church can be visited without guide or with audioguide, including the crypt, which contains the tomb of King Andrew and a copy of the foundation document.
In the last couple of years a visitor centre has been constructed next to the church, where you can buy souvenirs or view a 10 minute movie about the story and life of the abbey.
The surroundings of the church offer a great view on the Northern Balaton-basin (from the park next to the church), and in clear weather you can catch a glimpse of Badacsony in the west (standing in front of the church door).

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Make this an absolute stop on your visit to Lake Balaton. The Abbey is beautiful and the view of the Balaton is incredible.

Thank MyCyn
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Take time to visit the abbey when you are around Tihany. The history of the place is interesting.

It is an advantage if you know a little hungarian since most of the notices are in the local language. However, it is not a prerequisite because inportant info are in English.

The market around the abbey is a must.

Thank CarloLazado
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Whilst enjoying the sunny lake sides, take a few hours to climb up the Tihany hill (or even better, take one of the tourist trains as there is limited and expensive parking at the top only). The abbey and the adjoining museum are definitely worth a visit ... albeit to escape from the summer heat into the caves under the abbey.

Thank Familietoerist
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This has a wonderful view, and is really interesting, and a popular place to visit. The notices inside are mainly in Hugarian, but there is quite a lot summarised in English too.

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