Somogyvár Abbey Ruins

Somogyvár, Hungary

The Somogyvár Abbey was a Benedictine monastery established at Somogyvár in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1091. It was dedicated to Saint Giles.

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Founded: 1091
Category: Ruins in Hungary

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Tamás Győri (2 years ago)
A little time travel. If one has a vivid imagination (like Me), it is not difficult to imagine what may have been here in the past. Everything is well-designed, with routes, even a small botanical garden in the middle of the castle. The lookout is simply a masterpiece, in the best location, so we can admire the ruins from a bird's eye view. Information boards provide information everywhere.
Szabó Gábor (2 years ago)
It is a very spectacular ruin, the view from the lookout is very beautiful and even the hills of Badacsony can be seen. It is well maintained and the information boards are good. It is also worth walking down the forest to the Szent László memorial site.
Lajos Peszt (3 years ago)
Anyone who is sensitive enough to feel the flow of energies says that the place has positive, good energies. It’s hard to tell which part radiates these positive energies, as almost all buildings built in every age have been demolished, demolished, or just taken away, so maybe the walnut hill to the left of the middle of the picture radiates good feelings! Most of the things visible are the building built in the present day, or the wall fragment built on the ruins. The ruins of the abbey had long been scattered, leaving only a few details in their original form. From the three empty flagpoles (statehood) through the garden full of red (!) Roses and the green limbus (scrub) (which is not straight because there is a bend in it that bypasses the false tomb of St. Ladislaus) to the altar of the abbey ... or in the opposite direction backwards .... this is a total image disorder for me. But I must have seen it wrong ...
Samuel Paulini (3 years ago)
nice place(2019)
Samuel Paulini (3 years ago)
nice place(2019)
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