Győr, Lébény and Pannonhalma Day Tour from Budapest
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- Discover the baroque architecture of Győr
- Wander the streets of downtown Győr, admiring beautiful bay and bow windows
- Go to Győr Cathedral to see the reliquary of the saint King Ladislaus I of Hungary
- Discover where Napoleon stayed during his Hungarian engagements
- Explore the intact medieval town of Lébény
- Visit the vast Pannonhalma Archabbey complex to see one of the most historic monuments in Hungary
Apart from a short period of 4 years throughout its history, Győr remained free from Turkish occupation. Liberated in 1598, it was at the forefront of the artistic Baroque movement, which developed in the city earlier than Eastern settlements of Hungary.
By the mid 1600s, Győr’s Baroque downtown was established. As you wander the streets, you will see typical bay and bow windows on corner houses, and the Bishop's Cathedral where the reliquary of Saint King Ladislaus I of Hungary is kept.
Admire the Franciscan Church, and house that Napoleon stayed in while fighting the Battle of Győr. Esterhazy Palace is another fine example of Győr’s baroque design.
Continue to nearby Lébény, which survived Mongol and Turkish invasions and maintains much of its medieval character. Its most famous monument is the Romanesque church of St. James, which you will visit before you drive to Pannonhalma.
The 1,000-year-old Pannonhalma Archabbey is one of the most historical monuments of Hungary. Notable sites in the hilltop complex are the 13th-century Basilica, and Arboretum, while views extend across the vineyards of the Pannonhalma-Sokoróalja region.
- Transportation by air-conditioned minibus and VW Beetle
- Entrance fees