Bences Apatsag

Bences Apatsag, Tihany: Hours, Address, Bences Apatsag Reviews: 4.5/5

Bences Apatsag
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:15 - 18:00
About
The original abbey was established by King Andras I in the 11th century.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Rainbowtravelgirl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands308 contributions
Idyllic setting by the lake of a Benedictine Abbey Church !
Oct 2019
Driving along the lake Balaton we saw the brown road sign " Tihany ". With zero info, we drove up to find an interesting village which happened to be a touristic one to our surprised. Parking seemed not easy to find and finally we found one along the village main road. It was a pay parking. We went up following the direction to a baroque Abbey Church. Wow what an idyllic setting. Calendar-inspired views. One can make a pleasant walk in a well-paved pathways. In the Visitor Center, one can buy a ticket for a guided tour + a short film about the Abbey. I recommend this. Friar Richard guided us. A group of tourist had an spontaneous " choir concert ". Around the Abbey is a Guest House that opens whole year round. There is a pastry shop where you can have breakfast or hot meals. It has a terrace overlooking the placid, serene Balaton Lake. Beautiful. When in Balaton Lake, come to this village and be filled with spirituality too. Had a short stay but very meaningful. The Peace of God !
Written 20 November 2019
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damyd
USA70 contributions
Nice stop over for a quick visit.
Sep 2019
We stopped here on our way to Croatia. The Abbey and it's surroundings are beautiful, with great views of the lake. The town is fairly small but pretty. Good stopping point for a rest and visit if you are driving through.
Written 14 October 2019
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DME
Greenville, SC308 contributions
Beautiful setting overlooking lake Balaton
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful place to visit. The setting overlooking Balaton Lake is stunning. Take time to have a coffee and pastry after visiting the Abbey to enjoy the view on a pretty day.
Written 13 October 2019
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Lukasz8dosz
Wroclaw, Poland543 contributions
Very nice
Aug 2019
A super place with a spectacular view at the Balaton lake. In the area a lot of restaurants and souvenirs.
Written 16 September 2019
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Cameron M
Whitburn, UK11 contributions
Very nice for a visit
Aug 2019 • Couples
Very nice Abbey to go and visit with a lot of history to it and very beautiful interior. There's also a nice walk around the area and some really nice views out onto Lake Balaton.
Written 18 August 2019
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Matjaz R
Ljubljana, Slovenia72 contributions
Nice small vilage
Aug 2019 • Couples
Nice small Hungarian village, the best view on the Balaton lake. A lot of small shops with Hungarian specialities. If you are nearby you jave to visot this place.
Written 18 August 2019
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Medy
Szeged, Hungary70 contributions
Amazingly beautiful
May 2019 • Couples
Its s very nice place to visit. When you visit it you feel the peace and the maximum relaxation you could feel in a place which is full of passion and wonder.
Written 25 May 2019
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mickeytrader
Torrevieja, Spain222 contributions
The best wiew point of the Balaton
Nov 2018 • Couples
We visit many time some friend's in Tihany and never miss to go up To side of Abby.The most beautiful wiew all over around the lake Balaton.You can walking from the main parking where is the Cemetery or go up with car and left near the "Echo"or go up on the stairs front of the Abbey.You can walking around the monumental building or just sit down and enjoy the sunshine and the wiew.Very busy always,we been there in low season and nice + quiet.You can feel the espirit of Balaton !
Written 4 January 2019
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NK Annamária
Oslo, Norway299 contributions
Must see, if you are in Tihany
Jul 2018 • Family
We visit Tihany every time we travel on this side of Lake Balaton because we love the atmosphere and the little streets with hidden gems. The benedictine Abbey is a real symbol of Balaton and should not be left unseen. The museum doses not take a lot of time to visit but it offers a nice view of the local history.
Written 27 November 2018
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michellerg521
Harper Woods, MI57 contributions
Classic historic church and great views of Lake Balaton
Oct 2018 • Friends
It was a sunny day and we were able to tour the church and hear about the history. Outside were cobblestone walkways that took you to the town of Tihany with many shops, some were Lavender related. The area is noted for Lavender. Another walkway was to Lake Balaton for a beautiful picturesque view with benches. A cafe is also on the property where we had lemonade and cake with another beautiful of Lake Balaton. I saw one of the most beautiful multi colored butterflies - peacock butterfly.
Written 13 November 2018
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