• Peasant's house
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  • Hermit's place
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  • Bujtor István Open-air Stage
    Bujtor István Open-air Stage

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  • Lavender House Visitor Centre
    Lavender House Visitor Centre

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  • Tihany, the treasure peninsula
    Tihany, the treasure peninsula Tihany is the most spectacular place of the lake Balaton. The peninsula is deeply elongating into the Balaton...

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The church building and its neighbourhood

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King Andrew I. founded a monasetry and a royal burial-place in Tihany in 1055, in accordance with the tradition of Christian monarchs. Monastery life ceased in the middle of the fifteen hundreds when the building was transformed into a fortress against the Turks, who never occupied it. The fortress, of which no detailed plans have remained, was demolished in the Kuruts times in the 17 th century. The walking way between the Echo hill and the church is named after Castellan István Pisky. The Pannonhalma Arch-Abbacy got hold of the monastery and the property of the Tihany Abbey in 1716. The present buildings were completed in 1754. From Piski walking way, there is nice view on the most beautiful harbour of Balaton and the mole built according to the design of Dezsõ Nagy Káli between 1909 and 1911.