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

  • Lavender House Visitor Centre
    Lavender House Visitor Centre

  • 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...


Baroque church and convent of the Benedictine Abbey


The baroque church, built under supervision of abbot Ágoston Lécs, is 46m long, 16m wide and has two towers of 34.5m height which puts it among the medium-sized churches of Hungary. Its interior decoration was constructed by wood-carver and cabinet-maker Sebastion Stulhoff between 1754 and 1779.


Crypt of King Andrew I

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The roman hall crypt, which was built by King Andrew I. at the time when the monasetry was founded in 1055, is the only original royal burial place in Hungary that remained intact. Here lies the king, who died in 1060. Guards a copy of the deed of foundation for the abbey, which is also our earliest linguistic relic.


Bencés Apátsági Múzeum EN

the site is under construction


Relics of the folk architecture, and peasant houses

nepi epiteszetThe traditional culture of Tihany, which dates back to the Middle Ages, was alive until the nineteen-fifties. The typical inhabitants of the village working at the properties of the fortress and the Abbey were poor people and this fact is expressed in their architecture.


Summer castle of Archduke Joseph Habsburg

The beautiful building, located at a 4 acre park, was designed also by István Kotsis. It was built as a summer castle for Archduke Joseph Habsburg in 1924-25.


Balaton Limnological Institute

limnologiaThe Institute was founded for Balaton research and special biological research. The five pavilion swere was built according to the designs of István Kotsis in 1926-27.



Former Hotel Sport

Hotel Sport, which was built in 1923. Regrettably, the once fairest building of the spa now stands forlorn. A well tended and shady park surrounds it.


Former house of the physician of the Abbey

orvoslakohazThe present post office building used to be the dwelling house of the physician of the Abbey. The single-storey building was built in simplified neo-classic style in the 19 th century with 1-3-1 window-arrangement. Four massive pillars give relief to the three windows in the middle.



Former inn of the Abbey


The inn built in the early 19 th century played an important role in the community life of the village. It was recently rebuilt and Fogas Csárda is very popular with tourists also today.



Former granary of the Abbey


The granary built in the 19 th century is the largest building of the village. It was two storeys, it is rough-casted and divided by white ribbons and window-frames according to the local tradition. Presently it serves as community centre. This renovated building now serves as the town's community center.




Calvinist church, belfry

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The Calvinist church, built in 1793, is a simple building with a square groundplan. The belfry, standing on four white columns and covered with shingle, is located west of the church building.




Former farmstead of the Abbey


In the property of the Tihany Abbey, allodial farming has been taking place since the 18 th century. The buildings of the former farmstead were built at the shore of Belso-tó next to the village in eighteen thirties. The sheepshed and the barn with eleven columns are still original. They are used as a workshop by the students of the Art College each summer. The renovated buildings of the cattle-shed are used for cultural purposes by Körösi Csoma Foundation. The former servant's quarters are refurbished and used as dwelling houses.


Former wine cellar and press-house of the Abbey

Vine growing around Balaton dates back to Roman times. Tihany became significant winedistrict at the time of the foundation of the monasetry. The cellar with a unique double cross groundplan and the classicist press-house were built at the northern shore of Belsõ-tó in 1822 for processing and storing the vine grown in the property of the Abbey. The cellar has excellent wine also today.