The Tihany Abbey is a Benedictine monastery established at Tihany in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1055 by King Andrew I of Hungary. Its patrons are the Virgin Mary and Saint Aignan of Orleans. King Andrew was buried in the church of the monastery in 1060. His tomb in the crypt of the church is only grave of a medieval King of Hungary which has been preserved until now. The church's ceiling is decorated with frescoes by Károly Lotz, depicting Faith, Hope and Love.

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Founded: 1055
Category: Religious sites in Hungary

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Dezso Miletics (9 months ago)
Beautiful sight to Lake Balaton, delicious lavender icecream.
Gábor Nagy (10 months ago)
You can enjoy the start of the "Blue strip". It is wonderful to watch more than 500 boats on the water together at same time..
Yaneris Michel (11 months ago)
Interesting site. The Museum holds many interesting facts about Tihany, the abbey, Hungarian history and the life of the Benedict monks in general.
Petr Sobíšek (11 months ago)
From the monastery only church with small museum is accessible, which did not impress me much, let's say a nice baroque church. But the crypt from the eleventh century with king tomb is amazing and monks crypt is very interesting. From the monastery there are beautiful views of the lake.
Mika Arnold (11 months ago)
Very pretty with probably the best view of Balaton. Gorgeous shops all around. I didn't go inside because it was Sunday morning and there was a service. Highly recommend if you are in the area.
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