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The 7 best things to do in Szentendre
The famous artist colony north of Budapest is a great place to visit if you're looking for
day-trip ideas. Szentendre brims with Baroque and has over a dozen galleries and museums
to soak up the local art scene. You can even reach it by boat on the Danube.
1. Serbian Ecclesiastical Art Collection
The defaced portrait of Christ reflects the hands of an anti-Habsburg mercenary in a
drunken state. When he learned of his actions the next day, he drowned himself in the
2. Margit Kovács Ceramic Collection
The museum houses an ensemble of the city's most famous artist. Her work combines
Hungarian folk, religious, and contemporary themes to form Gothic-like figures.
3. Hungarian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum
Founded in 1967 and known locally as the Skanzen Village Museum, it features typical
architecture, with farmhouses, mills, and churches from eight different regions.
4. Szentendre Art Mill
Spread across three floors of this old mill, the gallery highlights local and national
artists, with space for paintings, sculptures, graphics, and applied arts.
5. Szabó Marzipan Museum
Although it's a nice place to stop for coffee and cake, the small museum showcases
the creative use of the sweet confection, from cacti to Mickey Mouse.
6. Castle Hill
Once the site of a medieval fortress, the early Gothic Church of St. John the Baptist is
the only structure standing, boasting frescoes painted by artists in the 1930s.
7. Sightseeing Day-Trip from Budapest
The suburban rail HÉV from Batthyány Square takes 40 minutes; from Árpád Bridge by
bus takes 30 minutes. A boat trip on Mahart Passnave takes 1.5 hours from the pier at
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Planning Your Visit
How many days to spend in Szentendre?
You can see the main highlights in one day, but think of adding another if you want to
spend more time visiting the art galleries and museums.
You sightsee around Szentendre simply by strolling its streets. To reach the Open-
Air Ethnographic Museum, which is 3 miles away, take bus 230 from bay No. 7 at
Szentendre's bus station.
Where to stay in Szentendre
If you plan to spend more than just a day of sightseeing, you'll find a scattering of
accommodations directly in the center.
Good to know
- Hungarian forint (HUF)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- Plan your visit for any time between late June and late August, when the streets come alive with the city's Summer Festival.
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What people are saying about Szentendre
I was picked from my hotel and driven to the office location, the staff at the office were very friendly and warm. Our tour guide was respectful and knowledgeable and was very pleasant. Other travelers were kind and very engaging, we shared our experiences and a bit of history from our native countries, they were patient during the shopping spree at Szentendre and we walked together giving each other courage and compliment. Travelers were diverse and were very friendly and respectful too. I learnt alot from them
A very nice trip with breathtaking views. Definitely worth its price. Travelling was comfortable in a small group with a friendly tour leader. The lunch included is very good and at a great location!
Guide very informative about sights and history. Too much walking for my husband but cute town to explore.
Had an amazing day the views are spectacular would definitely recommend
The tour was great, the tour leader was very helpful and informative