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Leányfalu is a riverside village in Pest county, in the Budapest metropolitan area. It is just north of Szentendre between the branch of the Little Danube (Kis-Duna) and the spurs of the Visegrád Mountains. Leányfalu stretches 5 km in length. It was declared a holiday resort in 1936.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

To visit Leányfalu from Budapest, take the local Volán buses on the Budapest Újpest-Városkapu – Tahitótfalu – Visegrád – Esztergom line, which leaves around one to three times per hour.

By car, take route 11 passing through Szentendre.

By ferry[edit]

  • 1 Tahitótfalu ferry pier (Tahitótfalu Révállomás RÉV), Tahitótfalu, Váci Rév (from Hwy 11 turn east in centre of Tahitótfalu cross the Bridge (Tidy Zoltan) over small Danube river turn to Szabadság road further eastward 1½ km to the eastern shore of the Szentendre Island), +36 30 696-2408. Departures: 05:45-19:15, hourly. Car ferries to Vác. A small snack bar located here. Adult/car/bike:Ft420/1500/420.
  • 2 Surány ferry pier (Surány RÉV), Surány, Duna sétány (Eastern shore of Szentendre Island, close to Jolika tavern), +36 30 599 8705, +36 70 577 7753 (mobil). Departures: at 07:05 weekdays only, 08:15-18:15 hourly, 19:45 last one except if ordered at 20:45. ferries to Felsőgöd timetable (PDF) Adult/bike: Ft300/free.
  • 3 Szigetmonostor /Horány/ ferry pier (Horányi RÉV), Horány, Nagyduna sétány (eastern shore of the Szentendre Island), +36 70 360 6395. 05:00-20:25 about every half hour, at 21:25 if ordered (on weekends only hourly). ferries to Alsógöd Adult/bike: Ft290/300.
  • 4 Horány ferry pier (Horányi RÉV), Horány (south of Hotel and Leisure Centre Regatta), +36 26 393795. M-F 06:00-20:00, three per hour, Sa Su 06:25-20:25. ferries to Dunakeszi timetable [dead link]. Adult/bike: Ft300/900/250.
  • 5 Kisoroszi ferry pier (Kisoroszi RÉV), Kisoroszi, Rév utca (southwestern shore of the Szentendre Island), +36 30 991-33-00. 05:05 weekdays, 05:30, 07:30, 08:30, 09:20-18:20 hourly, 19:30, 20:40, 21:40. ferries to Visegrád - Szentgyörgypuszta Adult/reduced: Ft300/200.

Get around[edit]

  • 6 Pócsmegyer ferry pier (Pócsmegyeri RÉV), Pócsmegyer, Hunyadi út (north of the Reformed church of Pócsmegyer, on western shore of the Szentendre Island), +36 30 599 8705, +36 70 577 7753. 05:05-18:30, +irregular hourly till 22:30 hourly or more. ferries to Leányfalu. More info and timetable
  • 7 Leányfalu ferry pier (Leányfalui RÉV), Leányfalu, Petőfi sétány (from Hwy 11 turn east at Dunakanyar Takarékszövetkezet Bank (ATM 24 hr) in mid part of the village), +36 30 599 8705, +36 70 577 7753. 05:00-18:20, +irregular hourly till 22:20. ferries to Pócsmegyer

Villages[edit]

Leányfalu[edit]

The Thermal swimming pool of Leányfalu

7 km north of Szentendre. From Budapest, take buses from the Budapest, Újpest-Városkapu station (on the metro line M3) to Esztergom via Visegrád line, one to three times an hour. By car, take route 11 passing through Szentendre. There is a ferry to Szentendre Island (see more above), a holiday resort.

See
  • Local and Literature Historical Collection of Leányfalu - (Hu:Leányfalu Hely- és Irodalomtörtényeti Kiállítóhelye. Loc:Móricz Zsigmond út 153. Phone: +36 70 6014110, jekelyteri@gmail.com. Opening hours: W F 13:00-17:00, Sa 09:00-13:00).
  • St Anne Parish Church, built in 1892, the oldest public building of the village (Hu: Szent Anna plébánia templom. Loc: Szent Imre herceg útja 14. Phone: +36 26 383091, ZSzalay@t-online.hu),
  • Calvinist Church (Hu: Református Templom. Loc: Erkel utca. Phone: +36 26 395128 — kovach.t@freemail.hu),
Do
  • Thermal swimming pool (Hu:Termálfűrdő. Loc: Móricz Zsigmond út 142. Phone: +36 26 383370 +36 70 3394794, Opening hours: daily 06:00-19:00. Full day adult Ft1850 (2014)),
  • Hiking; there is a walking path into Danube-Ipoly National Park.
Stay
  • About a half dozen guesthouses and boarding houses are waiting for you. Ask about these at Village House (Loc: Móricz Zsigmond út 126. Phone:+36 26 383-014. M 14:00-18:00; W 08:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00, F 8:00-12:00) or on Web.
Connect
  • eMagyaroszág point in the Ravasz Laszlo Library, free internet for 30 min. (Hu: Ravasz László Könyvtár. Loc: Móricz Zsigmond út 124, M 14:00 -18:00; Tu 09:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00; W closed; Th 14:00-18:00; F 09:00-12:00, 14:00-19:00; Sa 09:00-12:00)

Pócsmegyer[edit]

Center of Pócsmegyer

A village on Szentendre island, 26 km north of Budapest, opposite Leanyfalu; take a ferry (see above). Surány is the resort area.

See
  • Surányi Chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel (Hu: Surányi kápolna. Loc.: Szent István tér, Phone: +36 26 385807, +36 26 317965, szoke.lajos@freemail.hu, Admission: free).
  • Baptist Praying House, (Hu:Baptista Imaház. Loc.: Ady Endre utca 5., Phone: +36 20 8861927, kovacsbalint1@freemail.hu, Services: Th 18:00, F 19:00, Su 09:00).
  • Calvinist Church Pócsmegyer, built in 1788 in Baroque style, (Hu: Református templom. Loc.: Bocskai tér 6. Phone: +36 26 395128, kovach.t@freemail.hu, Admission: free),
  • Former Esterhazy Bercelly mansion, now Eper (lit. Strawberry) inn. (Hu: Eszterházy-Bercelly kúria, loc.: looking toward Danube).
  • Pázsit lake is a popular resting place for excursions where you can swimming and fishing. (Hu:Pázsit Tófürdő).
Events
  • The August 20 feast day of St. Stephen's outstanding event in the village.

Tahitótfalu[edit]

Freedom monument, Szabadsag (Freedom) Square, Tahitótfalu

In the northern part of Pest county, a half-hour drive from Budapest, north of Szentendre, along the Hwy11. The Danube of Szentendre River separates into two parts, one of these is Tótfalu which is on Szentendre Island, the other one is Tahi at the foothills of the Visegrád Mountains. Here is the only bridge, called Tildy, which leads to the Szentendre Island. Szentendre Municipality.

It is a village with 5000 people. A resort of the capital's wealthy, civic-art community. Strawberries are the most cultivated crops of Tahitótfalu.

See
  • Pollack Mihály house, a classicist monument was built in the early 19th century. In the second half of 19th century the house was renovated as it has signs made in eclectical style. (Hu: Pollack Mihály szüreti háza. Loc: Patak sor 50. T: +36 26 387198).
  • Pánkút pasture and Kecske (Goat) Island's Nature Protected Area (Hu: Pánkúti legelő és Kecske-sziget. Loc: north of the Tahitótfalu and Vác ferry pier connecting road. T: +36 26 387198). Calvinist church, built in Baroque, between 1801 and 1805 in baroque style. The tower was built later, in 1855. The church has been renovated many times, but it kept her original style. Late copf carved door wings of gate. (Hu: Református Templom. Loc: József Attila utca 4. T: +36 26 387082).
  • Roman Catholic Church: St. Stephen's parish was built in 1778, since that it was many times renovated. It is a protected monument. (Hu: http://tahitotfalu.plebania.hu/ Római katolikus templom - Szent István Király Plébánia. Loc: Dózsa György utca 17. Tel: +36 26 385807. vgellert@t-online.hu. Masses: Tu F 17:00, Sa 18:00 in summer 19:00, Su 09:00).
  • Baptista imaház.
Do
  • Horse riding: Zablakert Riding School Hu: Zablakert Lovasiskola. T: +36 30 961-5797, Bodor Ranch Horse Association Hu: Bodor major Lovasegyesület. Loc: Tahitótfalu, Bodor major. T: +36 30 9313 936).
  • Walking tours (selected): Follow 'yellow sign': Jumping Brook (Ugró-patak), Girls Fountain source (Leány-kút forrás), Lightning Creek (Villám-patak), 'Hétvályús' source until you reach the red sign more hundred meter take you to the Red-stone (Vörös-kő) with a beautiful view. From there # The red sign lead to the north-west to Pap meadow (approx. 3½ km) or the yellow sign back to Tahitótfalu (about 3½ km) to the green signal # Dunabogdány (8½ km) south-west of # Follow the Yellow + signal we Szentendre (about 5½ km). # South and south-east of Girls' village (Approx. 3 km).
  • Biking tours.
Stay
  • MTA 'Sunshine' Holiday (Hu: MTA "Napsugár" Üdülő. Loc: Tahitótfalu, Szentendrei út 57. T: +36 26 387-009). Duna Camping (Hu: Duna kemping. Loc: Tahitótfalu, Kamping u. T: +36 26 385-216. E-mail: dunacamping@vnet.hu, Open: May-Sep).
  • Tahiti Guestpark (Hu: Tahiti Vendégpark. Loc: Tahitótfalu, Visegrádi út 1. T: +36 26 385-677). Lehár Tourist hotel (Hu: "LEHÁR" JEKA Szálló Loc: Tahitótfalu, Petőfi u. 4. T: +36 1 331-4077, F: +36 1 331-2245, E-mail: jeka.budapest@axelero.hu. Open: Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov. ~Ft3000 p.p. (2015)).
Eat
  • Tahi Garden Restaurant (Hu: Tahi Kert Vendéglő, Loc: Szentendrei út, Open: Th-Tu 10.00-22.00).
  • Laki Confectionery (Hu: Laki Cukrászda. Loc: Petőfi Sándor utca 40.Open: Tu- F 11.00-19.00, Sa 10.00-19.00, Su 11.00-19.00).
  • Don Vito Pub. Loc: Szentendrei út 17. Open: 24/7).
  • Pizza Sprint Italia Antonello&Vito. Loc: Szentendrei út 17. Home delivery: +36 70 237-1474. Open: 12.00-22.00).
  • Furnace inn (Hu: Kemencés csárda. Loc: Bodor Ranch Open: M-F 11:00-17:00, Sa 11:00-20:00, Su 11:00-17:00).

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