The Saint Maurice Monastery in Bakonybél is very close in age to the Hungarian State: it was founded by our fist king, Stephen I. in 1018. The first abbot was St. Gunther of Bohemia, the relative of queen Gisela. During the days of Gunther,...

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Saint Maurice Monastery
Bakonybél, Hungary

Visiting Hours
From Monday to Saturday, 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00
Groups may arrive in other times, which we can arrange in advance.

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Our village, Bakonybel is situated in western Hungary in the beautiful Bakony Mountains, about 120 kms from Budapest. If you come by public transport there are three direct coaches per day from Budapest at 6:50 am, 3:00 pm and 4:30pm from Népliget coach terminal. This is a three-hour trip from Budapest. You can come by car from the direction of Veszprém- Zirc, or Győr- Zirc. Visitors can park opposite the church building; guests of the guest house can use an inner parking place.

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