The Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma

by | October 25, 2022 | Places

The Abbey of Pannonhalma, also known as the Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma, is a historic monastery located in the town of Pannonhalma. It was founded in 996 by Prince Géza, the father of King Saint Stephen of Hungary, and is one of the oldest continuously operating monasteries in Europe.

Abbey of Pannonhalma
photo: Csodálatos Magyarország / Péter Leyer

The abbey has played an important role in Hungarian history, serving as a center of learning and culture, as well as a religious institution. Over the centuries, it has been expanded and renovated several times, with many of its buildings reflecting different architectural styles from various periods.

Today, the abbey is a popular tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to a community of Benedictine monks who continue to live, work, and pray in the historic complex. Visitors can explore the abbey’s various buildings and collections, including its library, art collection, and botanical garden. The abbey also produces wine and other products, which can be purchased on-site or online.

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