UNESCO World Heritage Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma
The Abbey of Pannonhalma, still a functioning monastery today, was originally founded in 996 by monks. Its creation marked the beginning of Christianity in Hungary. The monastery is an eclectic mix of architectural styles with its buildings razed, rebuilt and restored over the centuries. It served as a mosque during the Turkish occupation and as a refuge for Jews in autumn. From here there are dramatic views of the Kisalföld range and the rolling countryside. A fresco in St Martin’s Basilica depicts the church’s patron, St Martin of Tours.