Tiny village Tihany

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

Going to the village of Tihany from Hévíz, and arrived in front of the church of abbot in Tihany.

Going to the village of Tihany from Hévíz, and arrived in front of the church of abbot in Tihany.

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.

Town hall on the Visszhang street of Tihany

Town hall on the Visszhang street of Tihany

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 village center of Tihany, Thatched house, Doll Museum and A house built in 1707.

The village center of Tihany, Thatched house, Doll Museum and A house built in 1707.

The doll museum displays dolls made of porcelain and doll’s houses produced from 1850 to around 1920. Dolls in folk costumes were wonderful.

Tihany; Tourist Information Office, Old houses on Kossuth Lajos Street, Folk Museum and Distant view of Benedictine Abbey.

Tihany; Tourist Information Office, Old houses on Kossuth Lajos Street, Outdoor Folk Museum and Distant view of Benedictine Abbey.

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.

Tihany Abbey and paprika shop on the Kossuth Lajos Street.

Tihany Abbey and paprika shop on the Kossuth Lajos Street.

We are going to Tihany Abbey walking up the stone steps next to the paprika shop.

The crucifix in front of Tihany Abbey.

The crucifix in front of Tihany Abbey.

The Tihany Abbey is a Benedictine monastery established at Tihany in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1055.

Tihany Abbey, facade of the church, ceiling fresco and crypt. We went into the church. The interior is very gorgeous.

Tihany Abbey, facade of the church, ceiling fresco and crypt. We went into the church. The interior is very gorgeous.

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.

The main altar in the church

The main altar in the church

Brilliant organ of the church

Brilliant organ of the church

Decoration of the organ

Decoration of the organ

After the church of Tihany Abbey, strolling the street we leave this tiny village for the ferry port of Tihany.

Souvenir shops on the street

Souvenir shops on the street

From Kossuth Lajos street (village center), through Cserhegy and Rév Street arrived at Tihany Port.

From Kossuth Lajos street (village center), through Cserhegy and Rév Street arrived at Tihany Port.

Arrived in the ferry port of Tihany, we are waiting for the next ferry across the Lake Balaton for a while.

Tihany ferry Port; Vehicles are waiting for the ferry. Ticket office. Souvenir shops with a lot of folkcrafts.

Tihany ferry Port; Vehicles are waiting for the ferry. Ticket office. Souvenir shops with a lot of folkcrafts.

The ferry came alongside the pier presently and the vehicles and the passengers landed.

The ferry, operating between Tihany and the opposite shore.

The ferry, operating between Tihany and the opposite shore.

We were on board the ferry. The ship is setting sail toward the opposite shore.

This is the last scene of Tihany. I wonder if I visit this village again? "Sayonara, tiny village Tihany!”

Leaving the port of Tihany; This is the last scene of Tihany. I wonder if I visit this village again? “Sayonara tiny village Tihany!”

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