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Ruined church of Zalaszentgrót in 360°

Kisszentgrót used to be a small village close to the town of Zalaszentgrót during medieval times, but by now it has become part of the town. Ruins of the former gothic Franciscan monastery of Kisszentgrót can still be seen today.

1. What to see

During the Turkish period the Franciscan monastery was abandoned and its bricks were later used in construction of the Baroque parish church and other buildings. Upon request of local people one of the steeples was spared.

 

2. Location
3. How to get there
3.1. By plane

The nearest airport is FlyBalaton located at Sármellék. FlyBalaton is reachable usually during summer via charter flights from several cities in Germany and from Moscow. The large international airport of Hungary, Liszt Ferenc Airport is in the suburbs of the capital, Budapest.

3.2. By car

In case of driving from FlyBalaton Airport, follow road 76 in the direction of Zalagerszeg and turn right in Zalacsány to Zalaszentgrót.

If arriving at Budapest, follow M7 toll-highway from Budapest  to get to the south-east corner of Lake Balaton. Simply follow road 71 leading to Keszthely but much before entering the town, turn left to follow road 76 leading to Zalaegerszeg.After reaching Zalacsány, turn right to the road leading to Zalaszentgrót.

 

4. Where to stay

There is a multitude of guesthouses (pensions) spotted around Lake Balaton. If you prefer wellness and healing water, the city of Hévíz is the right choice for you.


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