Benedictine Abbey Museum


This museum, next door to the Abbey Church in the former Benedictine monastery, is entered from the church crypt. It features exhibits on Lake Balaton, liturgical vestments, religious artefacts, a handful of manuscripts and a history of King Andrew. A room is devoted to the appealing pastoral sketches by contemporary artist Dudás Jenő and in the gift shop you can buy four types of beer brewed by the abbey.

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