Tikhansky abbey

One of the most ancient abbey on the territory of Hungary is located on the Tikhan Peninsula. In ancient times, an earthen fortress towers on local lands.

In the middle of the 11th century, on the orders of King Andrassi, instead of the fort in this place, the abbey named after the Holy Virgin is erected. A few years after construction, the king dies from the wounds received during the war and his body is burning right under the crypt of the monastery. By the way, the document, the establishment of abbey, is the oldest sample of Hungarian writing. The document is almost fully written in Latin, with the exception of the 100th words in Hungarian. Abbey defenders for two centuries stood on the protection of the temple from the Turkish troops. In wartime, the fortress remained Czek, but at the beginning of the 18th century the new ruler ordered to destroy all the forts of the country. The new cathedral appears here in the middle of the 18th century. But, unfortunately, the life of the construction was not long. The church almost completely burned down during a fire.

Tikhan Abbey Attractions Tihanni Travel Guide

The temple that tourists see today was erected at the beginning of the second half of the 18th century. The inner interior is painted by the famous Hungarian masters. Special attention should be paid to carved altars, which are a beautiful sample of Hungarian sculptures of wood.

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