Hungary: Burning Torches in Medieval Monastery

Discover the only intact medieval Cistercian monastery of Hungary by night with our partner, Inspiration Travel.


Immerse yourself in the history and explore the unique building of the Monastry of Bélapátfalva during a torch-lit guided tour. The Medieval Cisercian Monastry is a cultural heritage featuring three distinct styles of architecture in a majestic natural environment. A nature trail guides you from the outskirts of the village to the abbey. On entry you will be mesmerised by the beautiful interior exposed by hundreds of candles and tealights.

At the end of the tour you can enjoy a 20-minute long organ concert played by the oldest church organ of the country. The abbey is not only a medieval monument but a living religious site also. Besides major religious feasts it is a venue for biweekly holy masses and various cultural programs.


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