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About Pannonhalma Archabbey

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The Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma is one of the oldest historical monuments in Hungary, established in 966 by Prince Geza. The monastery became an archabbey in 1541 but during the Turkish occupation the monks had to abandon the abbey on several occasions. The most notable sights include the Basilica with the Crypt which is also the oldest part of the abbey, dating from 13th century; the monumental library with 360.000 volumes; the Archabbey collection and the Baroque refectory. Visitors can also relax in the beautiful botanical garden, an incredible arboretum and in the winery and the restaurant. Today, there are about 50 monks living in the monastery who run the boarding school for Benedictine monks.

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