Reminders of bygone centuries, these exquisite ruins can be admired around Lake Balaton.
As much as it looks the part, the Alsóörs Amphitheatre isn’t a piece of ancient Roman history. Instead, it is a red stone monument erected in honour of local mining tradition, often serving as a venue for open-air theatre performances.
The remaining parts of this church can be found in an old cemetery in Szigliget. Thought to have been built in the 13th century, the main walls of the Romanesque church have survived hundreds of years.
Three medieval church ruins await visitors in Dörgicse: one has a high tower, one interesting architectural solutions, while the third and smallest remains impressive despite its size.
Csobánc Castle, atop the hill of the same name, had an important role in the 1700s. Only a few walls remained standing after castle was destroyed by the Habsburgs, but the view from up here is indestructible.
Visiting the Szent András Church ruins is like taking a journey back in time. Despite centuries of hardship, a part of its tower still stands, attracting attention by the side of the road near Taliándörögd.
Tucked away on Ábrahám-hegy, the Pauline monastery ruins of Salföld offer deep tranquillity. The remains of this 13th-century building are surrounded by trees, creating an almost fairytale-like atmosphere.
Tátika Castle in Keszthelyi-hegység is a great hiking destination and the view from the extant parts of the castle is exquisite. There are many interesting sights nearby, making it a great stop during any excursion to the region.
Often called Balaton Castle, this is one of the most emblematic sights of the region. This 750-year-old monument contains a weapon exhibition and a playground, not to mention a stunning view.
Partially restored in more modern times, the Szent Balázs church ruins in Balatoncsicsó date back to the 13th century. Today, they’re a lovely hiking destination, with impressive views of the surroundings.
The Villa Romana Baláca is a unique exhibition inside ancient ruins. Colourful mosaics, everyday objects and statues are among the items excavated here, providing a glimpse into a bygone era.