Since its foundation in 996, Pannonhalma Abbey has majestically stood on a hilltop overlooking the plain. Its owes its creation to Géza, the first Magyar prince to be converted to Christianity. The abbey is still home to a few monks. The visit includes a tour of the cloisters, the church and its Porta Speciosa whose columns are carved out of red marble. The library boasts 300 000 works including the oldest manuscript in Hungary: the founding deeds of the abbey of Tihany (11C).
Address:Vár 1, 9090 Pannonhalma
Phone:+36 96 570 191
Price:2400 Ft (children 1200 Ft)
ticket counter mid Nov-mid Mar: Tue-Sun 10am-3pm; mid Mar-end Apr and early Oct-mid Nov: Tue-Sun 9am-4pm; May and Sep: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm; Jun-Aug: daily 9am-6pm - closed early-mid Jan, 24, 25 and 31 Dec