MAJK - CAMALDOLESE HERMITAGE - Nemzeti Örökségvédelmi Fejlesztési Nonprofit Kft. | NÖF



Immerse in the peace of the former Camaldolese hermits living in a vow of silence. Learn about the habits of the monks, admire their ornate refectory, the monastery and its intimate inner courtyard. A visit to Majk offers both spiritual accretion and active recreation.



site description

The hermits taking a vow of silence of the Camaldolese order settled in Majkpuszta in the 18th century. The building complex, unique in Europe, lies surrounded by woods and near a lake. The hermitage was erected by Count József Esterházy. The foundations of the church once rising in the centre of the hermitage were laid in 1753. Seventeen austere cell-houses surrounding the church steeple and the one-time monastery turned to the later Esterházy mansion preserve the memory of the hermits who once lived here. The tiny houses standing on an area encircled by wall were built from the donations of aristocratic families whose coat of arms are shown on the main façade of the houses. The furnishings in the rooms of the monastery are faithful representation of the epoch when the hermits lived here. Wandering within the walls radiating unusual tranquillity, visitors can experience the peace of the monks living in silence. Guests may enjoy some fine coffee in the trendy café of the hermitage.



contact us

Address: 2840 Oroszlány – Majkpuszta 1.
Phone: +34/ 560-690

75 kilometres from Budapest.



opening hours

SUMMER opening hours


1 April – 31 October

Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Closed on Mondays


WINTER opening hours


1 November – 31 March

Tuesday to Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Closed on Mondays


The ticket desk closes 1 hour before the end of the prevailing opening hours.


  • It can be visited with guided tours starting at whole hours.
  • Groups of 15 or more people must book their visit in advance. Maximum group number is 50 people.

Booking: +36 34/560 690, Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00



Adult  –  3000 Ft


Discount entrance tickets  –  1 500 Ft                  

– Children and young people (6-26)

– Visitors over 62 years of age

– Parent with at least two children under 18 years of age


Family  –  6 000 Ft                          

– 1 or 2 adults + 1 or more children up to 18 years of age


Group  –  2400 Ft/person

– at least 15 visitors