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Benedictine Abbey and Museum (Bences Apatsag)

Tihany, Hungary
+36 87 538 200
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Everything is excellent except the train ride. the train drivers are not speaking English and they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dumivaas
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Venice, Italy
Beautiful restored church

The views are mesmerizing. The wild lavender growing around is nice. Cute village around. Take the... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
quietorage
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Seattle, Washington
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The original abbey was established by King Andras I in the 11th century.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Tihany, Hungary
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"lake balaton"
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"hungarian history"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"understand why"
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"hungarian king"
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"guided tour"
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"well worth the visit"
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"small village"
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"magnificant view"
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"great location"
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"hill"
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"crypt"
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Reviewed yesterday

Everything is excellent except the train ride. the train drivers are not speaking English and they dont explain the things. train ticket is HUF 1000 per person and just going down the peninsula without explaining nothing. and stops at 2 boat docks for 10 minutes...More

Thank Dumivaas
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The views are mesmerizing. The wild lavender growing around is nice. Cute village around. Take the bus up and walk down to the port.

Thank quietorage
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We cycled from Balatonfüred, the last mile or is uphill but well worth it. The village itself is worth the visit with cute little shops and houses, lavender is their main tourist product along with the monastery. The visitors centre has a toilet and a...More

Thank no1missmarple
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

When in the Lake Balaton area, this abbey in Tihany is a must see! It is certainly beautiful here as the abbey watches over Lake Balaton. Day or night, this place is very impressive. Plan to spend time not only walking the abbey area, but...More

1  Thank ShanOC
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

The Abbey has a church, museum and few souvenir shops with homemade beers. The abbey also has a stunning view to the Balaton lake. The prices in the shops are pretty big, like in all tourists places, but the personal is very friendly and kind.

Thank Romius99
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The abbey is located on a very high point above the Lake Balaton. When the weather is clear the scenery is amazing. The abbey itself is a manifested Hungarian history. If you have a proper guide it could be an incredible visit, but without it's...More

Thank Gábor H
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

If you are in vacation at Balaton lake it is a mandatory place to visit... The view of the lake is fantastic.. A small tip.. There is a small lake in side the land.. It is nice to visit there before leaving the area

Thank IsraelDavid1
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

No, this is not "just another church". The size, architecture, and quality statues in this small village in this out-of-the way place are truly awesome. A guided tour to help understand all the nuances and history are in order - I don't believe I can...More

1  Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Tihany is a small village on the shore of the famous Lake Balaton. The Abbey rises on top of a hill and has a stunning view to the Lake. I recommend a stop for anyone traveling around Hungary on their way to Budapest! A most...More

Thank Alfredo C
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This abbey is one of my favourites. With its superb setting in a beutiful peninsula, with its 1000 years old crypt and long history it is definitely worth more than one visit.

Thank ehegedus
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Macsmom201
28 March 2016|
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Response from Kele Z | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry not to read your question earlier. :( However I always use car during my trips so I have no idea about the answer.
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