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This Is What The Monastery Of Tihany Looks Like Through The Eyes Of a Bird – Video!

By Tamás Székely // 2017.02.14.

A Hungarian paraglider, Gáspár, has shared a breath-taking video about his flight above the famous Benedictine monastery of Tihany, which lies on the biggest peninsula of Lake Balaton. Although the sport was introduced in the country in 1990, probably Gáspár was the first who attempted to take a look at the legendary UNESCO World Heritage site from the sky above with an engine-less aviation tool.

 Dedicated to the Holy Virgin and to Saint Bishop Aignan of Orleans, the Benedictine monastery of Tihany was established in 1055 by King Andrew I of Hungary (1046–1060) on a peninsula at Lake Balaton. King Andrew was buried in the church of the monastery and his tomb in the crypt of the church is only grave of a medieval King of Hungary, which has been preserved until today. The establishing charter of the abbey of Tihany is a document known for including the oldest written words in the Hungarian language.