Lébény

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Lébény
Coat of arms of Lébény
Coat of arms
Country  Hungary
County Győr-Moson-Sopron
Area
 • Total 81.36 km2 (31.41 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,173
 • Density 38.99/km2 (101.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9155
Area code(s) 96

Lébény is a town in Győr-Moson-Sopron County, midway between Mosonmagyaróvár and Győr, Hungary. It has a Romanesque monastic church commenced in 1208. Similar family or clan-financed medieval Hungarian monastic churches can be found in Ják, Ócsa, Nyírbátor, Harina and Mălâncrav.

The Romanesque church
First world war memorial

Romanesque Church[edit]

St. James's parochial church was originally built for a community of Benedictine monks. Its nave with two aisles and three apses form a basilica structure. The capitals of the columns inside are carved with plant ornamentation.

Further detail[edit]

  • Gerő László (1984): Magyar műemléki ABC. Budapest,
  • Gervers-Molnár Vera (1972): A középkori Magyarország rotundái. (Rotunda in the Medieval Hungary). Akadémiai, Budapest
  • Henszlmann Imre: Magyarország ó-keresztyén, román és átmeneti stylü mű-emlékeinek rövid ismertetése, Királyi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest, 1876.
  • Street map (Hungarian)