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Benedictine Abbey and Museum (Bences Apatsag)

Open Now: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Spectacular views of Lake Balaton!

Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to go inside the abbey but there are some spectacular views of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Place was OK... Bit hard to find all the stuff tbh. Bit hard to visualise as well. Lots of Jesus... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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The original abbey was established by King Andras I in the 11th century.
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Tihany, Hungary
+36 87 538 200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to go inside the abbey but there are some spectacular views of Lake Balaton from outside the abbey! Many small shops selling lavender, paprika, souvenirs and ceramics dot the streets of this picturesque village. There is also an ice-cream...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Place was OK... Bit hard to find all the stuff tbh. Bit hard to visualise as well. Lots of Jesus things around.

Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived here in boat from Lake Balaton...Amazing view while nearing... Tihany is a beautiful village...Had lunch here...Bought some souvenir...Nice place to enjoy with your loved ones...Hubby, me and Tihany wonderful combination...

Thank SujaSivadass
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This was really worth the visit as the abbey museum had a lot about the history not only of the abbey but also about the life of the monks throughout the history of the place - in English!! The church is smallish with a small...More

Thank Serena C
Reviewed 23 August 2018

On top of Tihany there's the Abbey, with magnificent views over the shore line. The building is quite interesting and the museum provides a good glimpse over the life and work of the monks.

Thank vmaoli
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing views from a nice old village to the Lake Balaton from all around the Abbey. The abbey is well preserved, the church is typical Catholic Church with lots of decoration, here with marble and gold. You can go down to the crypt, and around...More

Thank viganiko
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Beatifull baroque church with the exhibition in the basement. Exhibition nicely organized with the parts dedicated to children. Descriptions mainly available in other languages (EN, DE, RU) but not in all places.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We had a nice visit in this abbey and visited also the restaurant. The church and the surrounding area was very clean and the view over lake Balaton is amazing. I would visit this place again.

1  Thank HubertusM
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Benedictine Abbey church is a landmark high above Lake Balaton and viewable from miles away on the Tihiny Peninsula. The abbey church is rather ornate inside and the abbey has a small but quite good museum too. They show a DVD of its history...More

Thank Restaurant_Regular80
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The Benedictine Abbey is located on the top of the high hill and visible from far away. From outside it looks neat and impressive. It is the only place that will stay in memory besides lavender beer :)

Thank Shimnik
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29 March 2016|
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.