We left the hotel in Hévíz for the small village of Tihany in the morning. It takes an hour and 15 minutes (65 km). It’s nice weather today
The abbot church (Apáti templomrom) is the oldest parish church in Tihany, the village had 74 houses in the 13th century. The building was destroyed during the Turkish occupation and the ruins had been left for many years. It was rebuilt in 1999.
Arrived in Tihany, we are going to stroll in the village for a while. Tihany is really small but very clean, pretty and interesting village.
Tihany is a village on the northern shore of Lake Balaton on the Tihany Peninsula and a historical district. It has a population of 1369 inhabitants (in 2015 census). The villagers had been occupied mainly with fishing and farming, but the tourism industry is now thriving.
The center of the district is the Benedictine Tihany Abbey, which was founded in 1055 AD by Andrew I, who is buried in the crypt.
The doll museum displays dolls made of porcelain and doll’s houses produced from 1850 to around 1920. Dolls in folk costumes were wonderful.
The Outdoor Folk Museum consist of two houses, the smallholder’s house and the fishermen’s house which is the last remaining example of a fishermen’s guild house in the Balaton area. The guild meetings were held here and the emblematic objects of the guild were kept here.
We are going to Tihany Abbey walking up the stone steps next to the paprika shop.
The Tihany Abbey is a Benedictine monastery established at Tihany in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1055.
The Benedictine monastery was established in 1055 by King Andrew I of Hungary (1046–1060). It was dedicated to the Holy Virgin and to Saint Bishop Aignan of Orleans. King Andrew was buried in the church of the monastery in 1060. His tomb in the crypt of the church is only grave of a medieval King of Hungary which has been preserved until now.
After the church of Tihany Abbey, strolling the street we leave this tiny village for the ferry port of Tihany.
Arrived in the ferry port of Tihany, we are waiting for the next ferry across the Lake Balaton for a while.
The ferry came alongside the pier presently and the vehicles and the passengers landed.
We were on board the ferry. The ship is setting sail toward the opposite shore.