The special sitting of its Baroque church and monastery on the peninsula of Lake Balaton make it one of the most attractive monastic monuments for tourists.
The Benedictine abbey of Tihany, on the peninsula in Lake Balaton, is a prominent example of a church serving the private representation of its royal founder. The Benedictine abbey of Tihany was founded in 1055 by András I. Its crypt has preserved its original, eleventh-century construction and the sepulchral monument of its founder, András I.
The foundation charter of the monastery is of exceptional importance from linguistic point of view, since it is the earliest written record extant of the Hungarian language. In 1994 the Benedictine order received back the abbey again, and since then its buildings house the Benedictine Abbey Museum.
Tihany, Benedictine Abbey