The monastery of the Benedictine Order at Pannonhalma, founded in 996 and gently dominating the Pannonian landscape in western Hungary, had a major role in the diffusion of Christianity in medieval Central Europe. The Archabbey of Pannonhalma and its environment was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1996.
Hollókő is an exceptional example of a deliberately preserved traditional human settlement representative of a culture that has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change. This village, which developed mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries, is a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century.
Pécs, the fifth largest city in Hungary is around 2000 years old. Famous for its Zsolnay ceramics and Roman and Turkish ruins, this city is a great destination for visitors interested in history, art and culture. Previously settled in by the Romans and later the Turks, there is no city in Hungary which has a greater Mediterranean feel about it.