Hungary’s silent monks open monastery to visitors

Monastery of silent monks, Majk.

Monastery of silent monks, Majk. Image by János Korom Dr. / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Majk monastery of the camaldolese hermits in Hungary has been renovated with the support of the European Union and will be open for visitors in the spring of 2015. The historic building was built in 1733 and served as a hunting base for the famous Easterhazy family in the 1860s. The Camaldolese hermits, who vowed silence and only spoke once a year, lived there until the 1782 when their order was dissolved. The monastery is preserved in its original form, and the cell houses serve as lodgings for visitors. Read more:

Places from this story

Recent stories


16 unique things to do in Hanoi

9 min readPublished about 2 hours ago
JANUARY 21, 2018: People eating at a street café in the old quarter of Hanoi.

10 must-do things on your trip to Milwaukee

5 min readPublished about 16 hours ago
Downtown Milwaukee skyline with the Milwaukee Art Museum on the right.
Destination Practicalities

Do you need a visa to go to Turkey?

2 min readPublished about 16 hours ago
Kaputas Beach Turkey Mediterranean Sea

10 unmissable places to visit in Wales

5 min readPublished about 16 hours ago
Pobbles Bay beach at the Three Cliffs Bay.

Related content