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Pannonhalma Abbey

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Address: Gyor, Hungary

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We learned a lot by taking the guided tour. However, we didn't get into the church, which I wanted to do. Seems like that the "holy grail", no pun intended.

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Boise, Idaho
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Ipswich, Australia
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534 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

My wife and I visited here on our way to Budapest from Vienna. On arriving the first thing you notice is the location of the Abbey affords stunning views over the surrounding countryside in all directions. The origins of the Abbey go back about 1000 years and is rich in history as well as being an integral part of the... More 

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Colleyville, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Touring the abby was one of highlitghs of my my visit to Hungary. The herb garden and suvenier shop along with a very nice restaurant with a good wine selection. It is certainly a place to visit for the whole family.

Thank Gene T L
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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651 reviews
346 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Don't miss the Library here, which is fantastic. The Abbey itself is impressive and there is much else to do besides.

Thank PeteLucy434
Gyor, Hungary
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

When you arrive at the top of the hill, you have the feeling you are in another world. The time is getting slower the nice of the surrounding environmental is canceled you are in the spiritual world of the Benedictines. The building are renovated and equipped with brand new electronic travel guide system. There is a very nice restaurant near... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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48 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We learned a lot by taking the guided tour. However, we didn't get into the church, which I wanted to do. Seems like that the "holy grail", no pun intended.

Thank btm133
Claremore, Oklahoma
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402 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The view from the top is amazing. The library is very interesting. The place is isolated and very quiet. We were too late to attend the mass so check the time so you can attend. This is a great part of history not to be missed.

Thank Steve74017
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

You can see its monumental building from the highway. There is a parking site near the Abbey. You get an audioguide with your ticket so you can listen to the history of the site. There is a lot to see and it si worth visiting.

Thank beabrigi
Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We went there by bus mid-morning on a Saturday and they were closed all day for a special event. Long bus ride for nothing. No mention of the closing on their website. Lots and lots of other people, both tourists and locals, there too. No one knew. Shame!

Thank UncleBilly232
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We caught the bus from Gyor which was ridiculously cheap and it dropped us right at the top at the Abbey. We then did the self-guided tour which was excellent! We then walked down the path to the town and caught the bus back to Gyor. This was an amazing day for our family especially with all the snow... it... More 

Thank Sugarai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Is not just church on the hill :-) This place make you stop and realize more about religion, church and European history. This place is silent witness of passing ages. Highly recommended!! Fair entry price. Audio guide in many languages including EN,DE,FR,ES,IT,JAP,Chinese etc. , additional events as photos exhibition included, You can taste local products made by monks and buy... More 

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