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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

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

Margit Kovács Ceramic Collection

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

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

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

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

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)
  • 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

A quick but beautiful visit...well worth seeing

The town of Szentendre is a must see for any tourist visiting Hungary. It is mere miles from Budapest but one is transported to a different moment in time courtesy of this visit. Mike (our tour guide) was an exuberant and kind tour guide with a great personality. We appreciated being shown around the town by him. All in all, a lovely way to spend a few hours in Hungary.

From Budapest: Half-Day Tour to Szentendre Reviewed by Estelle, 10/13/2018

Beautiful little village to explore and unwind

We booked this trip for our final full day in Budapest having spent 11 days between the Grand prix then sightseeing we were looking for a more relaxing day trip and this certainly provided it. A lovely 1 1/2 hour scenic cruise to reach the charming little town. We spent a nice 5 hours just strolling and exploring the pretty little streets, trying the delicious langos, icecream and beverages.

Full-Day Szentendre Cruise from Budapest Reviewed by Michelle, 08/06/2018

Great chance to see historic sites outside of Budapest

I totally enjoyed this trip. It was well organized and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. As with any group tour, it is a challenge to balance the time for individual exploring and the need for the group to move on. I felt I had enough time to explore the towns, but wished I had more time at the large church. If you want to go to the top of it, then don't delay, don't buy admission to anything else, and make sure you are in good shape! Oh, and the lunch was delicious.

Day Trip to Danube Bend from Budapest Reviewed by Anonymous, 07/15/2018

Great time. Will recommend to all my friends.

Christine and Laslow were a great team. The info provided was very accurate and clear. Christine is an excellent communicator and Laslow made us feel safe at all times. Hope to spend time with them again.

Danube Bend Full-Day Private Tour from Budapest Reviewed by Steve, 06/30/2018

Trip was good but the guide was hard to hear.

We enjoyed the trip but the guide was hard to hear. Not enough spare time and lack of public toilets were the negatives.

From Budapest: Half-Day Tour to Szentendre Reviewed by Patricia, 07/05/2017