Bences Apatsag, Tihany

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Visit one the oldest historical monuments in Hungary at Bences Apatsag. The abbey was founded in the 11th century by King Andrew I. You can visit his tomb in the monastery's crypt--it's the only resting place of a medieval Hungarian monarch still preserved in its original condition. You can also view a copy of the abbey's founding charter that contains the oldest written example of the Hungarian language. Admire the Baroque architecture of the church, see the display of historical artifacts in the friary, and take in panoramic views of Lake Balaton and the surrounding countryside. The visitor center shows a film about the history of the abbey and includes a shop where you can buy souvenirs. Plan to visit Bences Apatsag and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tihany attractions using our Tihany online trip itinerary maker.
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  • Great wine, great place. Recommended for everyone. The levendula field is wonderfull. I have a nice weekend. 
    Great wine, great place. Recommended for everyone. The levendula field is wonderfull. I have a nice weekend.  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • Most beautiful baroque church I"ve seen so far, must see.
  • Short and sweet. Great for giving kids their daily culture injection.

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