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Aerial view of Szentendre

Szentendre (Serbian: Сентандреја, Croatian: Senandrija, Ancient Latin: Ulcisia Castra) is a small town on the Danube River, 19 kilometers north of Budapest, Hungary.

Understand

This charming little town, whose name means "Saint Andrew", is known for its well-preserved houses and churches, many built in a Balkan style as the area was originally settled by Serb refugees. Today the town's best-known inhabitants are artists and small galleries can be found on every street corner.


Get in

By train

HEVs waiting on Szentendre Suburban Railway Station
  • 1 Szentendre Suburban Train Station (HÉV-végállomás), Dózsa György út 1-3 (Next to Bus station. South of Old Town), +36 26 311427, fax: +36 26 311-427, . Szentendre is not on the state railway lines. The only train connection is the HÉV, Budapest's suburban railway. - Szentendre is easily reached on the H5 HÉV suburban railway line from Batthyány tér (on the "Piros Metro", M2 red subway line) in Budapest. Trains leave every 10-30 minutes and take 40 minutes to reach the town. - There is a bicycle storage. Timetable here

In winter time, it's quite warm in the middle of the carriage, but may be chilly if you sit near the doors.

You can get on board with a regular BKV ticket or pass in Budapest, which is valid to the city limit. Once the train leaves Budapest, the on-board conductor sells you the "extension" ticket for 310 HUF each, one way.

Every second H5 train from Budapest only goes halfway, to Bekasmegyer. You can either wait for the next one or take it to Bekasmegyer and wait for the next train there.

Other notable places to get on the H5 train are Margit bridge Buda side (from 4-6 tram) and Arpad bridge Buda side (tram line 1)

By bus

  • 2 Szentendre bus station (Autobusz pályaudvar Volánbusz Közlekedési Rt.), Dózsa György út 5/7 (Next to HÉV terminal), +36 26 311-996, fax: +36 26 311-996, . Cash desk Opening hours: Workdays: 1st to 8th Day of each month: 06:30-18:30, 9th to 31th: 06:00-17:00; all Sat-Sun: 07:00-14:00. Buses leave daily from Budapest's Újpest-Városkapu bus station (on the Metro blue line) and take about 25-30 minutes to arrive. There are also direct bus connections from other towns on the Danube bend. Esztergom is about an hour and a half and Visegrád is about 45 minutes away. Timetable here.

By boat

Szentendre Ferry pier
  • 3 Szentendre boat station, Czóbel sétány / Sziget u. (N about a half km), +36 26 312-690, fax: +36 26 312-690, . From May to September you can reach Szentendre by riverboat every day from Budapest, Vigadó square or Batthyány square HUF2000. In April and October boats are operated every saturday and sunday. You can find the timetable here. Boats departs also to other settlement of Danube Bend as: Leányfalu, Tahitótfalu HUF1000, Visegrád HUF1500. (2014)
  • 4 Szentendre Ferry pier (Szentendre Belváros, Pásztor rév), Duna korzó (Next to Water Police station). Ferries to Szigetmonostor for passangers. Timetable: from Szigetmonostor: 6.00*, 7.10, 8.30-19.30. hourly - From Szentendre: 6.05*, 7.15, 8.35-19.35 hourly (2012) * only weekdays,
  • 5 Szentendre Ferry pier for cars (Határcsárdai Rév), Moricz Zsigmond road off. - Office: Szigetmonostor 2015, Rév út 1 (About four km north of Old Town), +36 20 3894752. 04.20-23.20, between 6 and 20 every half hour or less after or earlier only as required. Take a boat to Szigetmonostor, Szentendre Island (It is 31 km long with an area of 56 km²). Some less interesting sights as Trinity church (1752), Catholic parish (1740's) and Reformed church (1771), remains of ancient roman bridge can be see there. Adult 260 Ft; student: 130 Ft; car: 370 Ft; bike: 200 (2014).

By bicycle

Decorated Shop Windows in Szentendre

Biking to Szentendre makes an enjoyable day trip, at 25 kilometers from downtown Budapest. With a minimum level of traffic, this family-friendly route will take you through a varied mix of environments and terrain, with plenty of interesting stops along the way.

Start your journey by crossing the Szabadság or Chain Bridges, heading north on the Buda-side bike path. This shady path runs nearly the entire length of the river in Budapest, and is a great place for people watching and picture-taking. Keep heading up the river, watching out for sleeping homeless people as you wind through the underpass at Margit Bridge and following the yellow-painted markings of the path. Cruising next to the HÉV tracks, this section takes you past some of the diverse residential areas of Budapest, from cushy and historic uptown Buda to Soviet style housing blocks.

Your first test of navigation will be after going under the Árpád Bridge and suddenly finding the bike path to have disappeared. Take a left, wind through the gates by the bus stop and continue up Tavasz Street, next to the bridge ramp. When you see a giant OTP building, make a right turn onto Polgár Street and cruise through the housing developments until you hit a dead end at Bogdáni Street. Go right, follow the street until you see the graffiti wall on the left, and then continue along the path next to the tracks. Once the graffiti ends you will see a place ahead and to the right to cross the tracks and resume your way along the bike path, which veers away from the tracks and towards the main entranceway of the Sziget Festival Island.

Take a left and ride along the Jégtörő Street path, then a right at the intersection into a few hundred meters of rough but leafy streets, which will spit you out along Keled Street, with the embankment on your left. Follow this for half a click, cut through the car-width tunnel on your left, and continue to the right in the direction of the river. Before you reach it there will be a bridge to cross on your left, which leads to the hottest summer escape within the confines of the city – Római part. Stacked with food stalls, “beaches” and outdoor pubs, this makes an ideal stop for lunch.

Once satiated, return to Nánási Street and continue north. The road name becomes Királyok, and you will follow it for at least 5km before taking on your next big piece of navigation. Street bikers and families should take a left on Hadrianus Street, which will take you up to a busy road crossing and resume the bike path going north all the way into Szentendre. Off-roaders (in spirit and in equipment) can choose to continue straight along Királyok, turning right at a banked canal and following a lovely and twisting path through wildflower fields and canopied forest before bushwhacking back to the main road. Beware that you may have to cross the highway without the benefit of a crosswalk!

Once in Szentendre, grab a lángos and enjoy the town. If you’re too tired to make the return trip you can always load your bike onto the HÉV and ride back to town. The total riding time for this trip is 1.5-2 hours barring no serious stops and the terrain is almost universally level, with mostly smooth concrete. You will need at least a liter of water per person for each direction, a good map, and a good headlight, as many of the sections of bike path are poorly lit at night.

Get around

The HÉV and bus station are located next to each other, about a ten minute walk from Fő tér, the main square in the middle of town. From there, Szentendre is easily covered on foot. If you're planning on visiting the Skanzen the bus leaves roughly every hour from stop 7. [1] Buy your tickets in advance (230 Ft), or from the driver with an extra fee (300 Ft) .

  • 6 Tourinform Office (Tourinform Iroda Szentendre), Dumtsa J. u. 22. (Close to Jokai street), +36 26 317965, +36 26 317966, fax: +36 26 317966, . Till 15th March M-F: 09:30-16:30, Sa-Su: 10:00-14:00, from 16th Mar. M-F: 10:00-17:00, Sa-Su: 10:00-16:00.. Free maps, brochures, Souvenir selling.

See

Don't worry too much if you miss the sights listed before: most of the fun of visiting Szentendre is wandering around the streets and visiting the little shops and galleries. Notice the almost intentional lack of straight lines, right angles and spotless surfaces: Everything is a bit crooked, slanted, or cracked resulting in an overall warm and cozy feeling. Try to take sneak peeks over fences, through cracks on gates or open doors for a glimpse of hidden treasure.

  • Memorial Cross, Fő tér. Commemorates the town being spared from a plague epidemic in the region.
Blagovestenška Church
  • 1 Blagovestenška Church (Blagovesztenszka-templom, Görögkeleti Templom, Serbian: Благовештенска црква), Görög utca, Fő tér (Next to Kovács Margit Collection'. Eastern side of the main square), +36 26 310554. 10.00-17.00 (2010). Contains intricate icons and rococo windows. Founded in 1752. The patron saint of the church is the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The east-west oriented church was built in baroque and rococo style. Mid-Tower shaped main facade divided into three stages by four pilasters. The main facade is richly decorated by columns, parapet balcony, oval and tiered arched windows. Front tower is 28 meters high. Above the stone frame, oak side entrance is in curved frame a St. Constantine and St. Helen's mural. In addition to the entrance located a red marble tomb with Greek inscription from 1759. The nave is covered three intermittent chest barrel vault, the stone choir is covered by Czech vault cap. The pictures of the iconostasis Zsivkovics Mihailo (1776-1824) Serbian painter (from Budapest) created between 1802-1804. Since the late 1920s, the regular rituals are no longer present in the church. The church now serves mostly as a museum. Pics about the church HUF200 (2010).

Museums

  • 2 Hungarian Open-Air Museum (Skanzen, Szentendrei Szabadtéri Néprajzi Múzeum), Sztaravodai út (NW three km. Bus hourly from early morning util around 22:00), +36 26 502500, fax: +36 26 502502, . Open: 15 Nov -14 Dec Sa-Su 10:00-16:00, Summer 24th Apr.-13th. Nov Opening hours: Tu-Su: 9:00-17:00.. Is easily reached by bus from the Szentendre HÉV (communal train) station. This is a huge tract of land to which ancient buildings have been moved from all parts of the country. Small farm villages, mostly with thatched roofs, now dot the landscape, along with barns, outbuildings and even churches. Many are furnished inside. Buy the English guide book, some of the attendants are very knowledgeable (and some not so) but few speak English. You could spend a whole day there (even several) and still have things left to see. There are many ongoing events offered, especially for families with children. Adult/Students (6-26 years of age) and seniors (62-70 years of age) HUF1800/900 (2014), Under 6 years and over 70 years free. - Parking fee HUF500 per bus or car per day.
Imre Ámos - Margit Anna Museum
Marzipan Museum and Confectionery
  • 6 Marzipan Museum and Confectionery (Szabó - Szamos Marcipán Múzeum), Dumtsa Jenő u. 14. (Close to Barcsay Gallery), +36 26 311931, fax: +36 26 505553, . Open daily Winter: 09:00-19:00, Summer: 09:00-20:00. is a colorful exhibit made entirely out of marzipan. One room is dedicated entirely to Hungarian artifacts: the turul monument in Tatabánya, the parliament in Budapest, the Hungarian Royal Crown, and busts and pictures of various kings, queens, and other famous Magyars. There is also a large collection of cartoon characters to delight children, musical memorabilia (including a life-size Michael Jackson commemorating his first concert in Hungary), and even faux furniture and needlepoint. Afterward you can buy several custom-made candies in the shop.
  • 7 Memorial House of the painter Tibor Boromissza (Boromissza Tibor Festőművész Emlékháza), Dunakorzó 4. (Riverside), +36 26 311364. Sa, Su: 12:00-17:00 (?). Tibor Boromisza painter lived in this house from 1955 until his death to 1960. He is a founding member of the local Art Colony. Free.
  • 8 Caprice - Jewelry (Caprice - Ékszer Manufaktúra), Dózsa György út 22. (South of Bus station about one km after Lidl supermarket), +36 26 302 512, +36 30 222 7800 (cell), fax: +36 26 302-785, . Only by ppointment. Gold and diamond rings since 2000 in Hungary. Visit Europe’s largest diamond & jewelry centre. Take a Free Diamond Tour. The tour include an exhibition about how featuring the lifestyle of royalty in the last 1000 years, a movie about the Diamond, visiting the Showroom with unique CAPRICE jewelry and watch collections at first-hand prices here could be learn some about the history of opal mining in Hungary, further seeing the Diamond Room where you will get some knowledge about how is loose diamonds and diamond investment, last part a visit in 'Hungarian Gallery' where are varied collections of Hungarian craftsmen and Silver Free.
Czóbel Museum
  • 9 Czóbel Museum (Czobel Béla Festőművész Múzeuma), Templom tér 1 (Behind St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish Church), +36 26 310790, +36 26 310244, +36 20 7796657 (mobil), fax: +36 26 310790, +36 26 310244, . open: 4 Jun - 30 Sep Wed-Su 14-18, Oct-Mar CLOSED. Located in the 'Art Mill'. Czóbel retrospective exhibition. Shows spanning seven decades work of artist. On the first room gives you a summary of the little-known graphic material of Czóbel. Some art historians titled to 'the picturesque drawing master'. Here is a love drawn what painted his wife Maria Mondok,-also an painting artist,- a dedicated picture from 1936. She was a muse to Czóbel, also model to some nude compositions. Another muse and model of Bela Czóbel was Mimi Kratochwill, an art historian, who later became one of the most important artists monographer. - Mini guided tours available, ask at cashdesk duration: 20-30min. - Guided tours by appointment (order: kozmuvelodes@femuz.hu, +36 26 920990) for max 35 persons, (English, French, German) HUF9000. Adult HUF1500, discounted HUF750 valid to all branch of Ferenczy Museum , english mini guided tour HUF3000 per group (max. ten person, only weekdays), Photo ticket HUF15000, Video ticket HUF25000.
Kmetty Museum
  • 10 Kmetty Museum (Kmetty János Festőművész és Kerényi Jenő Szobrászművész Emlékmúzeuma), Fő tér 21. (Next to Korona Restaurant), +36 26 310790, +36 26 310244, fax: +36 26 310790, +36 26 310244, . Same as Czóbel Museum. Sculptures and painting from two local artists. Located on the south side of the main square in a 18th-century origin, former Dalmatian trading house building. Originally the street side of the building served as an sales point, while the residential area was on the back side of the courtyard area. The building was rebuilt in the 1850's. After it is turned to museum managed to restore the original spatial distribution. - Kmetty János (Miskolc, 1889, - Budapest, 1975) permanent exhibition presented by the artist's legacy, paintings collected during purchases, and works of art borrowed from public collections. The lagacy consist 275 piece among these are paintings (most value are from 1920's), oil paintings (1950's, 1960's), and graphics and atelier sketches, glass window designs and stained glass windows. - The lifework of sculptor Jeno Kerenyi (Budapest, 1908 - Budapest, 1975) representing by forty works, located in the vaulted cellar of the Middle Ages of building. Kerenyi was successful sculptor of the 1950's. Many works were set up in public spaces across the country. He won Grand Prix the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels. (the work title was: The Dancers). Same as Czóbel Museum.
  • 11 House of Folk Arts (Népművészetek Háza), Rákóczi utca 1 (Opposite to Town Hall), +36 26 310244, fax: +36 26 310790, . 1st Apr to 30th Oct, We-Su 14:00-18:00. Folk Arts collection of Pest county.Located in one of the oldest preserved rural character, charming building of Szentendre. The basement make unique this 18th century building, because it gives the impression this is a storey house. The stone-walled cellar contents clay plastered three rooms with foot thick beams, spun twigs. The ceiling of the basement is covered with the original 18th-century wide plank elements. Adult/reduced HUF1500/750 (multiplace ticket).
Plaque of the Margit Kovacs Ceramics Museum
  • 12 Kovács Margit Ceramics Collection (Kovács Margit Múzeum), Hunyadi János u. 1 (Closed to Martinovics street, in same building as the Vajda Lajos Memorial Exhibition), +36 26 310244, +36 20 7796657, fax: +36 26 310790, . Daily 10.00-17.00. More than 300 works of Margit Kovács ceramic artist. Most of the objects figural compositions that reflect the belief of the artist's for human love Adult/reduced HUF1500/750 (multiplace ticket) ,English and German tours HUF3000 (20-30mins.).
  • 13 Public Urban Transport Museum (BKV Városi Tömegközlekedési Múzeum), Dózsa György út 1-3 (At Szentendre Suburban Train Station, in front of Volán bus station, on the left), +36 26 314-280, . Apr-Oct 10:00-17:00, except for Mondays. The museum consisting of five exhibition rooms and two display halls. Located in one of the reconstructed covered depots (origin 1914) displaying the transport history of the capital and its neighbourhood. Adults HUF350, Students, Pensioners HUF280, Photo and video ticket: HUF500 (2014).
Ferenczy Museum
  • 14 Ferenczy Museum (Ferenczy Károly Múzeum), Kossuth Lajos utca 5 (Close Petőfi street corner), +36 26 310244, fax: +36 26 310790, . Tu-Su 10.00-18.00. The Hungarian master of plein air painting and a permanent exhibition of works of the artist's children HUF1500/750.
  • 15 Vajda Lajos Memorial Exhibition (Vajda Lajos Emlékkiállítás), Hunyadi utca 1 (Close to Martinovics street), +36 26 310244, fax: +36 26 310790, . Apr-Sept W-Su 10.00-14.00. Works of Lajos Vajda (1908, Zalaegerszeg - 1941, Budakeszi) was a Hungarian Painter. Its style is constructive surrealism, expressed by folk architecture, religional symbols and nonfigure coal drawings. He combined religious symbols, architectural and folk art motifs, abstract, figurative, and surrealistic elements. HUF1500/750.
  • 16 Music Box Museum (Muzsikáló Múzeum), Fő tér 1. (Futó street corner, entry via gift shop), +36 30 9311442, . Sa-Su 10.00-17.00. Located in a monument house. On the ground and the first floor musical instruments can be seen in the last 200 years. Phonograph, gramafonok, flute player and musical clocks, pianos, barrel organs, whistle chests, huge musical maschines shown here. HUF800.
Serbian Orthodox Ecclesiastical Art Collection
  • 17 Serbian Orthodox Ecclesiastical Art Collection (Szerb Egyházi Múzeum), Pátriárka utca 5 (Close to Alkotmány street), +36 26 312399, fax: +36 26 312399, . Tu-Su 10.00-16.00 (Jan- Feb Sa-Su 10.00-16.00). Hungarian Orthodox Church art beautiful artefacts: icons, Prayer- Gospel and books, goldsmith- and textile items, artistic wood carvings HuF600/300.
  • 18 Szentendre Gallery (Szentendrei Képtár), Fő tér 2-5 (Next to Blagovestenška Church), +36 26 310244, fax: +36 26 310790, . W-Su 10.00-17.00. Representative, temporary exhibitions HUF1500/750.
  • 19 Mészáros Dezső Sculpture Collection (Mészáros Dezső Szobortárlat), Dunakanyar körút (Close to Szent lászló road), +36 26 310244. 24h. An open air sculpture park. Limestone statues can be seen here. Free.
  • Roman Lapidarium Castrum

Art galleries

  • 20 Hubay House - Christmas Exhibition and Salon (Hubay Ház - Karácsony Kiállítás és Szalon), Bercsényi utca 1 (Bogdányi út corner), +36 26 500230, . Daily 10.00-18.00. Gift shop and exhibit place. To each festival of the year offers the unique and special decorations and furnishing accessories. Goblins and mini bells, decor stars and nutcrackers, Christmas tree ornaments accessories. Free.
  • 21 Art Mill (MűvészetMalom – Modern és Kortárs Művészeti Központ), Bogdányi út 32 (Close to Bem street corner), +36 26 310244, fax: +36 26 310790, . Tu-Su 10.00-18.00. temporary exhibitions HUF1000/500.
  • 22 Gallery Ecclesia (Ecclesia Galéria), Alkotmány utca 2 (Close to Ferenczy Károly lane), +36 26 314576, . Daily 9:00-18:00. Small Art shop. Free.
  • 23 Gallery of Art Colony (Művésztelepi Galéria), Bogdányi utca 51. (Close to Dézsma / Egres street), +36 26 501060, fax: +36 26 501069, . Mar-Nov Sa-Su 11.00-18.00. Temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists.
  • 24 Art - Decor Gallery (Art - Decor Galéria), Bercsényi u. 3 (Betweeen Bogdányi street and Danube), +36 26 302198, . Daily 11.00-17.00. Temporary exhibitions Free.
Inn and souvenir shop on Bogdanyi (pedestrian) street
  • 25 Barcsay Schoolgallery (Barcsay Iskola Galéria), Kálvária út 18 (Close to Vizes Nyolcas swimming pool), +36 26 310934, fax: +36 26 310934, . M-F 8.00 - 20.00 weekends only by appointment. Temporary art exhibitions
  • 26 Ceramics Workshop Gallery (Kerámia Műhely-Galéria), Szentlászlói út 177. (Close to Bükkös creek a hundred meters from Izbég Sport complex), +36 20 9427759, . By appointment. Unique design and decorative objects, wallpapers, paintings, ceramics and jewelery, cozy lamps are made in workshop gallery Free of charge.
  • 27 Gallery Erdész & Design (Erdész Galéria & Design), Bercsényi utca 4 (Opp. Art-Decor Gallery), +36 26 317925, + 36 30 9417896, fax: +36 26 317925, . Tu-Su 10.00-18.00. Three-six exhibits per year. Sells graphics and sculptures of classic, modern and contemporary artists.
  • 28 Inno art - Műhely Gallery (Inno art - Műhely Galéria), Fő tér 20 (Downtown. Next to Kmetty Museum), +36 26 500390, fax: +36 26 500389, . Opening hours: Mo, We, Fr: 10:30 to 18:30 Tu, Thu, Sa and Su: 10:00 to 18:00.. Contemporary works of local artists Admission: Free..
  • 29 The National Wine Museum and Labirintus Restaurant (Nemzeti Bormúzeum és Labirintus Étterem), Bogdányi utca 10 (Close to Ámos Imre - Anna Margit Collection), +36 26 317054, +36 30 2748571 (Mobil), fax: +36 26 317054, . Opening hours: 10:00 to 22:00. Presentation wine regions of Hungary, exhibition of wine and winery tools. Wine tasting and shopping. Admission: Adults: HUF 200, wine tasting: five kinds of wine HUF 1500, nine kinds of wine HUF2200. - Professional guidance: Hungarian, English, German and Russian. Duration: 50 mins.
  • 30 Metszet Gallery (Metszet Galéria), Fő tér 14. (Opposite Kmetty Museum), +36 26 312577, . Apr to Nov Tu-Su 11.00-18.00. Printmaking of graphics between the 16th-20th century. Free.
  • 31 Szántó Memorial House and Tabernacle (Szántó Emlék- és Zsidó Imaház), Alkotmány utca 3 (Close to Gallery Ecclesia), +36 30 9322900, . Apr to Nov Tu-Su 11:00-17:00. Historical exhibit in a former Hebrew temple Free.
  • 32 Péter Pál Applied Art Gallery (Péter Pál Iparművészeti Egyesület Galéria), Péter Pál utca 1 (Close to Paul and Peter church), +36 26 314510, . Tu-Su 10.00-18.00. Contemporary exhibition of novice artists.
Rimsky and Radubiczky monument houses on the Main square

Further afield

The Thermal swimming pool of Leányfalu
Teleki-Wattay Castle Hotel, Pomáz
  • 36 Leányfalu (Seven 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. Ferry to Szentendre Island (see more above),). A holiday resort place. - 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: On Wed, Fri: 13.00-17:00, Sat: 9:00-13:00), - 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), - To 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 HUF1850 (2014)), - Hiking, walking path in to Danube-Ipoly National Park. - Stay: About a half dozen guesthouses and boarding houses waiting you. Ask about at Village House (Loc: Móricz Zsigmond út 126. Phone:+36 26 383-014. Mo 14:00-18:00, We 8:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00, Fr 8:00-12:00) or on Web. - eMagyaroszág point in the Ravasz Laszlo Library, free internet for thirty min. (Hu: Ravasz László Könyvtár. Loc: Móricz Zsigmond út 124, Mon 14:00 -18:00, Tue 9:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00, Wed closed, Thu 14:00-18:00, Fri 9-12:00; 14:00-19:00, Sat 9:00-12:00).
  • 37 Pomáz (Along the Szentendre-Budapest (H5) suburban rail line, by car it is easy to access from the route M11). Pomáz is the entrance of the Pilis. A couple local exhibits, a palace hotel can be see here. Also there are walking tours and other outdoor activity options.

Do

Events

Town Hall of Szentendre
  • Spring Days (• Szentendrei Tavaszi Napok) - Mar.
  • •Summer Festivals - Jun to Aug: •
  • Farewell (Szent Iván napi búcsú) - Jun 24.
  • Folk Dance Fest ("Tiszta forrásból" Néptánc Fesztivál) - Aug.
  • •Summer Concerts (Régi Zenei Nyári Akadémia hangversenyei) - Aug.
  • • Serbian Fest (Szerb búcsú) - Aug 19.
  • Open Air Theatre of Main square in Baroque environment• (Fő téri Teátrum nyári szabadtéri előadásai)
  • • Danube Super Marathon (Duna Menti Szuper Maraton),
  • Sport Festival (Sportfesztivál),
  • • Basketball Championship of Pest County (Pest Megyei Utcai Kosárlabda-bajnokság).

Walking

Take a (bike) tour to the Dömör gate

Take a stroll along the widing streets that lead upwards towards the hill overlooking the town. There is small viewing area overlooking the red-slate rooftops and if you look carefully you may even see the strange blue angel perched atop of one of the nearby church roofs.

Try to get lost in the small alleys and stairways.

Biking and Walking tours:

  • The S-marked hiking trails start in Szentendre suburban railway terminus. Pass the Kő Mountain (366 m) and the Cseresznye Hill (299m) further takes to the Lajos-source.
  • The Bükkös creek Valley bike path running to the Dömör gate
  • From the Open Air Ethnographic Museum a bike path leading to the Pap meadow. then forward to Visegrad.

Other sports

  • The city is the ideal destination for water sport fans. The water-skiing and jet skiing is also available for use on the Danube. In the town is located a small boat harbor.
  • More tennis courts are also available.

Buy

There is absolutely no way you can leave Szentendre without tasting even the smallest amount of the famed marzipan produced (or at least sold) there. Marzipan creations come in all shapes and sizes, and are perfect both as a dessert to have with coffee on the spot, or as souvenirs.

In winter time, most non-purely touristic shops close as early as 3pm (at least in Sat).

  • Belle Epoque - The Family Run Folk Art Shop, 4 Bogdanyi Street. ‘Country style’ interior decoration articles and authentic artisan souvenirs. The shop offers table linen, handwoven kitchen towels, century old crochet hook laces, decorative covers, old Hungarian folk outfits, embroidered pillowcases. A few paces from “Fo ter” (Main Square), Belle Epoque operates in a typical Szentendre Mansion which has been built in 1860 and is now a national monument. The shop is equipped with beautiful, century-old furnishings.
  • Szamos Marcipán Édességbolt, Dumtsa Jenõ u. 14, +36 26 310-545. 10-18. A marzipan store in the same building with Marzipan Museum.
  • music shop (bit off the beaten path, can be recognized by jazz flowing from windows). Great selection, and host is extremely helpful with recommendations, at least in local music.

Eat

Gulyás at Rab Ráby
  • Rab Ráby, Péter-Pál utca 1/a, +36 26-310-819. This well-known restaurant is popular with tourists, but for a reason: the attractive interior is decorated like a Hungarian farmhouse and the food is quite good. Gulyas soup is what the restaurant is most famous for, and it's served in a funky manner (see photo). Open noon to 10 PM daily.
  • Új Művész, Dumtsa Jenő u. 7 (near Marcipan Museum), +36 26 311-484. Located on one of the main street; moderate prices and good cuisine--although nothing really special found so far.
  • Langós (on the way to Szentendre by bike). one of the best langós in the country (so the locals say). This is just a small counter on your left after the first few pubs when you get to the small path going along the river.

Drink

In winter, hot wine is extremely cheap (110ft in Jan-2007).

Sleep

  • Hotel Panzió 100, is a family-run hotel in the middle of a wonderful landscape along the Danube.
  • Kentaur Hotel, situated along the Danube, in the heart of Szentendre.
  • Szent Andrea Pension is located in the most beautiful town of Dunakanyar. It is near the Pismány mountain, in a very silent and beautiful environment.
  • Wild Grape Guesthouse. Is located 9 kilometres from Szentendre in Pilisszentlászló village in the heart of Duna-Ipoly National Park. It is a family-run guest house / hostel.
  • Bükkös Hotel & Spa Szentendre, +36 26-501-360. 2000 Szentendre, Bükkös part 16., [6]. check-in: from 3 pm; checkout: until 11 am. First 4-star spa hotel in the centre of Szentendre with 22 individual rooms, a Black Rock Grill restaurant, a panoramic terrace, a café bar, a spa with jacuzzi, bio and Finnish sauna, infrared and steam cabin, an ice grotto, massage and beauty services, 24/7 reception.

Connect

Szentendre postal code is: H-2000. Area Phone code: 93 (From Hungary first call:+06, from abroad +36).

Go next

  • Esztergom— the greatest Cathedral of Hungary and lot of to see more
  • Vác (on the eastern bank of the Danube river)— it can be a pleasant and enjoyable stopover toward Visegrád
  • Visegrád (North cca.twenty km) - Royal Palace remains (15th. century)



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