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Town with 3,650 inhabitants about 17 km south of Győr.

Wherever you arrive in Pannonhalma from, you will surely see the part of the town called Liget (grove) in the main square, on the upper promenade of which the National Flag was built in 1940 by fine and applied artists István Zászlós and Bandi Schima.
Today the park is decorated with the Árpád relief, the statue of St. Stephen and a bust of Prince Géza. Next to the Liget you can find the Synagogue, the so-called Jewish church. In front of the building a monument was erected on the 60th anniversary of the holocaust in 2004. A typical building of the main square is the nursery school, which used to be a nunnery until the secularization, but before the hussar of the abbot had lived in the building.

In the centre of the town you can find the so-called Small church. The oldest building of the church hill was the military watchtower built in the 13th century, during the Mongol invasion, the remains of which were found in 1734, when the church was rebuilt. It was given its present form in 1959. During the Turkish occupation the watchtower of the reef-like hill was surrounded by walls to make it a fortified place, as it is described on the memorial plaque on the Tower bastion.
In the small square next to the church you can find the stone statue of St. Martin depicting a soldier cutting his robe into two, which was unveiled in 1997, on the day of the saint, on 11 November. This is part of the St. Martin European Cultural Route. Behind the Small church you can find a school building, which is still called boys’ school by the locals. It was opened in 1896, in the year of the Millenium. Today it houses the offices of the Micro-region of Pannonhalma. In the town centre you can see the Seccessionist building of the Town Hall built around 1910.

An interesting fact connected to the present is that the council hall was the service flat of the town-clerk and this way home in his childhood and youth for writer Gyula Hernádi, who was awarded a Kossuth prize. Within a two minutes’ walk from the centre in the eastern direction it is worth visiting the building complex of the Manor, which was built by the arch-abbey in the 1650s. The manor was extended in 1825. The building complex surrounds four square courtyards, between which tunnel-like passages can be used for passing through. Under the building complex a 50,000 gallon cellar was established, which became the basis of the winery. The flat of writer Sándor Dallos’ family (his famous novel is ”Aranyecset” –”Golden paintbrush”) used to be here.
Opposite the manor you can see the Granary built in 1787, which is a monument today. The railway line between Győr and Bakonyszentlászló with the railway station was opened for the millenium in 1986. On the wall of the station visitors can see a bronze relief made by István Zászlós in 1938, which depicts the scene when St. Stephen left St. Martin hill (Pannonhalma) to fight against Koppány. On Cipó hill a cemetery from the Avar age was found by archaeologists. The village had a power over life and death in the Middle ages and the beheadings were carried out in the cemetery, the last one – in 1803.

Pannonhalma was given the rank of town in 2000 and in this year it also became a festival town owing to the Pándzsa Club Association, which, as a young, only one-year-old association at that time, organized a grand, three-day ” Meeting of Generations” Festival, which has been followed by several successful festivals since then.

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