Tihany Things to Do

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    Inside the Abbey III-4 other side altars

    by 1courage Updated Aug 4, 2007

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    Side altar I
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    The major 2 bigger altars that you see on my images are the saint Benedict altar and saint Scolastica altar, created by János Stern from Pápa who was one of the little known masters who came from other towns, reagions only for the recontruction of the Abbey. Also Sebestyén Stuhlhoff became famous only for this church: he has no other significative works in other churches.

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    Inside the Abbey II-Ceiling & 2 lovely side altars

    by 1courage Updated Aug 4, 2007

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    The ceiling
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    In the XIX.century the original walls, wich despite the rich baroque decoraton were mostly only painted in white, were overpainted by very famous masters, like Károly Lotz, Bertalan Székely and Lajos Deák-Ébner. It was Lotz to project the ornaments and the other painters recieved one part of the ceiling to decorate it. It`s fantastic to see the ceiling when you`re coming up from the crypt (see picture n. 5)!
    When the latest renovations were made, the restaurators conserved all the XVIII.century paintings that could be rstored.
    In the Sanctuary you can see two big side altars: the left one is the Mariazell altar, whil the right on is the "Christ`s heart" altar.

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    Visiting Tihany with bicycle part II-Free beach

    by 1courage Updated Aug 4, 2007

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    The free beach
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    After about 4 kilometres from Balatonfüred and not much after the deviation at the Tihany Peninsula I saw the beach wich is very popular amongst the people who don`t want to pay the entrance fee, 550 HUF (2,20 EUR) in Balatonfüred. This part of the shore is by the way quite little. This is why it seems to be more familiar and tranquil.
    I stopped here only to take some photos; soon I left the free-beach and after a couple of minutes....-->

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    The Tihany Mole

    by 1courage Updated Aug 3, 2007

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    The mole with the Abbey
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    And yes, of course, at the Tihany mole the swans suddenly reappeared:). The mole itself is beneath the hill on wich the Abbey can be found. Believe me, it was a really hard job going up there with the bike so I first I sat down and ate&drank something before continuing my trip. You can find some bars, cheap restaurants here: the Balaton is not cheap, but the prices aren`t at all high in comparison to other european lakes and seas, on the contrary-in the restaurants you can eat very well and spend relatively few.
    On my pics you can see, how perfectly clean the water is. This is why I prefer swimming in lakes instead of the seas: my family and me lived in Rome for years but we couldn`t get used to the salt in the sea-water. So we prefered the Barcciano lake instead of the Lido di Ostia sea beach. The water of the Balaton is so clean that you can drink it if you want.

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    Visiting the peninsula

    by Cromatida Written Feb 3, 2007

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    sunset
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    Inside the peninsula you can find 2 lakes (one of them is almost dried out). You can take a trip and visit the peninsula and you will have great views of Balaton and even see teh "cave dwellings". Orthodox monks brought to Hungary from the Grand Dutch of Kiev, by the wife of King Endre I, in about 1550 are presumed to have made and occupied the "cave dwellings"

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    Visiting the abbey

    by Cromatida Written Feb 3, 2007

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    The Benedictine Abbey
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    The Benedictine Abbey was founded in 1055 by András (Andrew) I, who is buried in the crypt. (The founding charter of this abbey is the first extant record of Hungarian language, preserved in Pannonhalma Benedictine Archabbey.) The church itself was rebuilt in baroque style in 1754. The still functioning abbey is a popular tourist attraction due to the historical and artistic significance.
    (from the Benedictine Abbey, which was founded in 1055 by András (Andrew) I, who is buried in the crypt.
    (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tihany)

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    Benedictine Abbey

    by TexasDave Updated Aug 4, 2006

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    Abbey in Winter

    Situated on the highest hill in town, this abbey was founded by Andrew I in 1055 (he is also buried here). The current building was built in the baroque style in 1754. The interior has very interesting murals.

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    Nature walks

    by Alice-Kees Written Aug 3, 2004

    The peninsula of Tihany makes a quite good walking area. There are a few nature spots that are worth seeing: some small lakes and the beautiful shoreline.

    Around the peninsula, you come accross some very nice views.

    Another good moment is taking the ferry from the south shore of Lake Balaton towards Tihany, so that you can admire the views on the peninsula from the water.

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    Calvary

    by Skeptic-jr Written Jul 15, 2003

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    Tihany Calvary

    The Tihany calvary was built within a few years time, starting in 1926 , from public contributions. The stones with inscription and bronze relief symbolising the suffering of Christ and the Way of the Cross were raised on behalf of the historic counties and royalé boroughs of Hungary. The stone cross of Christ, in the background, there are three knolls built of limestone blocks and the bronze memorial of Hungarian King Charles IV.

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    Echo hill

    by Skeptic-jr Updated Jul 15, 2003

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    View from Echo Hill

    In 19th century poets were delighted by the Echo Hill (Visszhang-domb) which was said to repeated shouted words even sixteen times. This phenomenon was possibly just by reflecting sounds by walls of Bendictine abbey. Today, because of buildings between the hill and the abbey you can heard only three repetitions of your words.

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    The crypt of King Andrew I

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    King Andrew I crypt

    The roman crypt of King Andrew I Arpad is the most valuable relic of Tihany. It is the only original royal burial place in Hungary that remained intact. Andrew I died in 1060.The plain gravestone is decorated by a stone sword with a spiral blade. Close to King his youngest son, duke David, is buried.

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    Benedictine abbey

    by Skeptic-jr Written Jul 15, 2003

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    Benedictine abbey

    The monastery of the Benedictine monks was founded by King Andrew I in 11th century. In 16-17th century the cloister was transformed into a fortress, which had been never captured by Turks, but was demolished by the Habsburgs, who in this way pacified Hungary, liberated by them from Turkisch captivity. In 18th century the Benedictins came back to the peninsula and rebuilt the monastery in baroque style. It is one of the most important monuments connected to the early history of Hungary. In spite of renewed walls under the floor there is the crypt of King Andrew I Arpad who died in 1060.

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    Abbey hiking

    by cold_dead_bunny Written Feb 17, 2007
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    Dont be lazy to climb up to the old abbey on Tyhan peninsula - there you will find marvelous sights on the Balaton lake.

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    Ticket for Museum ...

    by Skeptic-jr Updated Aug 25, 2003

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    in the Benedictine Obbey (Tomb of King Andrew I and many more) - is worth it's price (300 forints, a bit more than 1 euro).

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    Dolls Museum

    by Skeptic-jr Written Jul 15, 2003
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    Dolls Museum (Babamuzeum) is the newest tourist attraction of Tihany. You can see there dolls from 19th and beginning of 20th century in dresses from their ages.

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