Pannonhalma Archabbey, Hungary – December, 2021

This incredible Benedictine Monastery was founded in 996 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s the oldest Benedictine Abbey in Hungary and sits on the Mount of St. Martin overlooking Pannonhalma. It is said that St. Martin of Tours, the abbey’s patron saint, was born here in the early 4th century.

This beautiful monastery was the first educational institution in Hungary and still functions as a school today. I love the stained glass in the abbey! 

The abbey library is magnificent and houses over 360,000 books on two floors. The abbey’s charter from 1055 is the oldest document in Hungarian. 

The doors are amazing! 

Close to the Abbey is the Millenium Monument celebrating the millennium of the Magyars’ settlement in 896. 

Our Lady Chapel built in the 1700’s has a crypt beneath it that for centuries served as the burial place of the monks.

There’s also a great lookout point to enjoy the views! 

The end of a good day with a good cake! 

Written by: Tammy Hermann
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2 Responses to Pannonhalma Archabbey, Hungary – December, 2021

  1. Lorraine says:

    Very beautiful and interesting what a history🥰

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