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Part 2. Autumn Festivals of Museums in Hungary – 2022.

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Part 2. Continuing our tour day program, visited the permanent display of the life of the Camaldolese Priory at OroszlányMajk Camaldolese Hermitage monastery, that lays in the western part Hungary. Was built from the donations of the Eszterházy  and other famous aristocratic families in the 18th-century as a monastery complex. Recently had been renovated in-and-outside and it is considered a true rarity and unique in Europe. Previously noble families gave financial support for the construction of each hermitage, the church tower and the former monastery. The building of the Eszterházy Castle preserves the memory of the monks who once lived there. The monks lived by the Camaldolese order “silent friends”. Strove for spiritual perfection, for this purpose they lived alone praying, combining communal, monastic and hermit life as their daily lives in their cell houses based on strict regulatory principles. Each of them had Officium Rákóczianum prayer book named after Ferenc I. Rákóczi. Their prayer book was written in Latin but had a translation in Hungarian. The monastery built in U-shaped forester  surrounded by high walls. We were invited to have a look inside the 6th and 7th building out of the 17 hermitages. The house size are all same 80 m2 which has a garden size also 80 m2, here the monks grew their own vegetables/herbs. The rooms were all furnished just the way was in use by the monks. Furniture, personal items and cloths were exhibited. The house had a living room, a chapel, a workshop, a woodshed, and an anteroom. A huge mass vestments made of leather was also on display covered by a huge glass. They had strict rules to keep: fasting, physical work, self-restraint, chanting, and obedience. The camaldolian monks of today living in Bielany, near Krrakkó – Poland.

The Tatabánya Museum, located in the Agora of Vértes, presented a tour back to way back the past, visiting the archaeological monuments out on display seens the discovered in the area. Also introduced the modern and recent monuments found during the excavations. At the Tata Castle, bearing the architectural features of six centuries, has been home to the Kuny Domokos Museum since 1954, which currently has five permanent and four temporary exhibitions and all year around can be visited.

Some visited breathtaking venues and exhibition pictures can be viewed by taking a look at the slideshow.

Riport to be continued in PART 3.

Riport and snaps by Aggie Reiter