The first Benedictine monks settled here in 996. They went on to convert the Hungarians, to found the country’s first school and, in 1055, to write the first document in Hungarian. From the time of its founding, this monastic community has promoted culture throughout central Europe. Its 1,000-year history can be seen in the succession of architectural styles of the monastic buildings (the oldest dating from 1224), which still today house a school and the monastic community.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Bratislava City Tour en||82.3km||site_izi|
|Church of St. Elizabeth||2019||81.9km||site_ao|
|Bratislava’s Hidden Bunkers||2019||80.5km||site_ao|
|Fekete Sas Patikamúzeum (Black Eagle Pharmacy Museum)||2016||62.2km||site_ao|
|Hungary’s Soviet Ghost Town||2018||55km||site_ao|
|Addition to the Slovak National Gallery||1964||82km||site_brutalism|
|Department Store Palota Áruház||48km||site_brutalism|
|Lake Balaton: Journey to the Hungarian Sea with Photographer Zsófia Pályi||2019||80.7km||post|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.