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The Benedictine monastery in Hronský Beňadik is made up of a group of fortified sacral buildings. Preserved monastery and church are among the most valuable Gothic monuments in Slovakia and at present the monastery is still used for sacral purposes.

The origin of this monastery is spoken by an ancient legend. According to it, King Gejza, who liked to hunt in the surrounding forests, met a certain man. Some sources say that he was his relative Solomon and others that he was only very similar to him. However, the King was so moved by this meeting that he founded a Benedictine monastery here and endowed him with considerable property.

The former Benedictine Abbey in Hronský Beňadik can be visited individually or you can order a guided tour with a lecturer in advance. The guided tour lasts about 30 minutes and includes a visit to the Abbey Church and the former grounds of the former Benedictine Abbey. Newly reconstructed granary spaces are also available.

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