Balatonudvari

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Balatonudvari
Balatonudvari is located in Hungary
Balatonudvari
Balatonudvari
Location of Balatonudvari
Coordinates: 46°54′03″N 17°47′57″E / 46.90079°N 17.79904°E / 46.90079; 17.79904Coordinates: 46°54′03″N 17°47′57″E / 46.90079°N 17.79904°E / 46.90079; 17.79904
Country  Hungary
County Veszprém
Area
 • Total 18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 343
 • Density 18.24/km2 (47.2/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8242
Area code(s) 87

Balatonudvari is a village in Veszprém county.

Location[edit]

Balatonudvari is situated by the shore of Lake Balaton, between Örvényes and Balatonakali, to the west of the Tihany Peninsula.

History[edit]

After the founding of the state, it was the property of the Hungarian kings, but in a record from 1164, it is referred to as the possession of the Atyuz Clan. In 1211, the Tihany Abbey had 6 households here. Properties were donated to the Episcopate and Chapter of Veszprém and to the Carthusian Monastery of Lövöld as well. Though the village had been ruined several times during the 150 years of Turkish rule, it was still an inhabited place with some 15 years of interruptions throughout all this time.

Tourist sights[edit]

Heart-shaped tombstones

There is a famous graveyard in Balatonudvari where heart-shaped tombstones can be found. These tombstones are made of white marble. Presumably, the tombstones are made between 1808 and 1840, although some of the signs became unreadable through the passing of the time. Here you can find more than sixty tombstones, which are unique to Hungary. Tombstones like these can only be found in few places (for example in Balatonfüred's graveyard).

You can also find a gallery in Balatonudvari. Here you can see the works of painters, potters and other artists along with exhibitions of local history and ethnography.

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