Balatonudvari

During the Middle Ages,the owners of the village had been the Tihany Abbey,zhe Veszprém Chapter and the Veszprém bishops. The population made living from fishing, cutting reed, animal husbandry and keeping grapes. Local tourism in this Balaton settlement was started in the 1920s, by the local spa society having built a lakeside bath. The protected area of the cemetery has almost 50 heart-shaped white limestone gravestones, all dating back to first half of the 19th century. The church consecrated to Saint Martin is a one-nave church with a shrine of barrel vaulting had been built as early as the Middle Ages. It was rebuilt around 1840 in Classicist style. The altarpiece is a rare portrayal of Saint Martin, the bishop, kneeling in front of picture of the Virgin Mary hanging on the wall of an Ancient building. Next to him, his episcopal staff, his miter, and an open book, in front of him a goose. The painting is most likely portraying Márton Padányi Biró, Bishop of Veszprém, who donated it to the church on occasion of regaining it from the Reformed Church in 1754. A copy of the altarpiece was made and displayed in the Catholic chapel in the Skanzen of Szentendre.

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The St George Abbey of Ják was founded by Marthinus Magnus de Jaak in cca. 1220, and it was consecrated in 1256. Its magnificent recessed doorway is the finest example of Hungary’s Romanesque architecture. The monastery, built adjacent to the church but destroyed in the late 16th century, was the home of Benedictine monks.   .....

 

 

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