Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment

Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment

The Benedictine Pannonhalma Archabbey or Territorial Abbey of Pannonhalma (lat. Archiabbatia or Abbatia Territorialis Sancti Martini in Monte Pannoniae) is the most notable landmark in Pannonhalma and one of the oldest historical monuments in Hungary, founded in 996. It is located near the town, on top of a hill (282 m). Saint Martin of Tours is believed to have been born at the foot of this hill, hence its former name, Mount of Saint Martin (Hungarian: Márton-hegy), from which the monastery occasionally took the alternative name of Márton-hegyi Apátság. This is the second largest territorial (i.e., approx. sovereign) abbey in the world, after the one in Monte Cassino.[citation needed]

Its notable sights include the Basilica with the Crypt (built in the 13th century), the Cloisters, the monumental Library with 360,000 volumes, the Baroque Refectory (with several examples of trompe l’oeil) and the Archabbey Collection (the second biggest in the country).

Today there are about 50 monks living in the monastery. The abbey is supplemented by the Benedictine High School, a boys’ boarding school.

Outline
The Benedictine Pannonhalma Archabbey or Territorial Abbey of Pannonhalma (lat. Archiabbatia or Abbatia Territorialis Sancti Martini in Monte Pannoniae) is the most notable landmark in Pannonhalma and one of the oldest historical monuments in Hungary, founded in 996.

Recommended world heritage video

  1. Hanseatic City of Lübeck

    Hanseatic City of Lübeck

  2. Tower of London

    Tower of London

  3. Pienza

    Pienza

  1. Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar

    Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar

  2. Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada

    Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada

  3. Meteora

    Meteora

  1. Porto Venere

    Porto Venere

  2. Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

    Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

  3. Historic Site of Lyons

    Historic Site of Lyons

  1. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)

    Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)

  2. Historic Centre of Évora

    Historic Centre of Évora

  3. Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

    Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

  1. Costiera Amalfitana

    Costiera Amalfitana

  2. The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault)

    The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault)

  3. Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

    Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

  1. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

    Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

  2. Wachau Cultural Landscape

    Wachau Cultural Landscape

  3. Schokland and Surroundings

    Schokland and Surroundings

  1. Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

    Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

  2. Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

    Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

  3. Works of Antoni Gaudí

    Works of Antoni Gaudí

  1. Rila Monastery

    Rila Monastery

  2. Monastic Island of Reichenau

    Monastic Island of Reichenau

  3. Roskilde Cathedral

    Roskilde Cathedral

  1. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

    Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

  2. Medieval City of Rhodes

    Medieval City of Rhodes

  3. Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

    Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

  1. Litomyšl Castle

    Litomyšl Castle

  2. Medieval Town of Torun

    Medieval Town of Torun

  3. Historic Areas of Istanbul

    Historic Areas of Istanbul

  1. Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

    Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

  2. Acropolis, Athens

    Acropolis, Athens

  3. Episcopal City of Albi

    Episcopal City of Albi

  1. Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica

    Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica

  2. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

  3. Old City of Zamość

    Old City of Zamość

  1. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

  2. La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

    La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

  3. Pyrénées – Mont Perdu

    Pyrénées – Mont Perdu

facebook comments
Comment
To the Top