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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.

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 Danube.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Vigadó tér.

Planning Your Szentendre 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.

Getting around

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

  • Language
  • Currency
    Hungarian forint (HUF)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
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  • 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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