Wandering through the streets of Szentendre, Hungary


Szentendre is a small charming town on the Danube River, 19 kilometres north of Budapest, Hungary. Its name literally means "Saint Andrew". Szentendre is, framed in a picturesque, wonderful natural setting with the winding river, nearby hills and mountains. The city is known for an 18th-century Baroque townscape with well-preserved houses and churches. 


Like most towns along the Danube Bend, Szentendre was home first to the Celts and then the Romans, who built an important border fortress here called Wolf's Castle (Ulcisia Castra). The Magyars arrived late in the 9th century and established a colony here and by the 14th century, Szentendre was a prosperous estate under the supervision of the royal castle at Visegrád (read more at Visegrád - "cloud castle" in Hungary).


The Turks in the 15-16th century destroyed the town. It was rebuilt in Baroque style in the 17th century and has preserved the townscape since then.


From the middle of the 18th century, Szentendre became a flourishing town thanks to grape and wine production, handicraft and commerce. The floods and fires led to its decline but  Szentendre but remained a tranquil small town.


In the 19th century, Szentendre's delightful location began to attract day-trippers and painters from Budapest. In 1926 the Art Colony (Művésztelep) was founded, providing a new “home” for the artists.

Baroque downtown and mosaic‐like small buildings and cheerful, sparkling colours ‐ grabbed more and more painters. In the 60., small museums were opened to the public exhibiting the works of artists connected to the town.


The town has been known for its art and artists ever since. There are many museums and contemporary galleries representing the rich traditions of the visual art. Szentendre has a Beautiful Danube bank, nice narrow cobblestone covered streets, good restaurants, beautiful temples and nice Mediterranean atmosphere.


Szentendre is a popular place among Hungarian and foreign tourists as well.  It is definitely city must-see in while you visit in Hungary.



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Comments

  1. J'adore celle avec les parapluies.

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  2. WONDERFUL pictures of this beautiful place. Loved this post.

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  3. Amazing. Great to read. Thanks for all beautiful photos.

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  4. Another fabulous post!
    Thanks always, for sharing your adventures.

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  5. I love all the little alley ways! Great photos, thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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  6. Klimatyczne miasteczko, Węgry są piękne :)

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  7. Feel great to see pictures of a place you have been too. Love Szentendre! #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  8. Świetne zdjęcia, ale dla mnie najpiękniejsze z parasolkami.

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  9. We sailed past Szentendre on our cycle cruise this summer, at the time I thought that looked like a place worth exploring, we will have to go back! #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  10. I really love how those yellow umbrellas hang over the street, they add such a vibrant colour.

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  11. It's a stunning place. Love the umbrellas #MySundayPhoto

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  12. You've got very beautiful weather in Szentendre. I wasn't so lucky when I visited it. I love those yellow umbrellas! #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  13. Piękna relacja i jak zwykle wspaniałe zdjęcia, które są rozkoszą dla oka.
    Hmm! widzę, że Szendendre przeszło lifting. Zmiany na + są bardzo widoczne.
    Byłam dawno bo w 2004 roku. Warto odświeżyć wspomnienia.
    Serdecznie pozdrawiam:)

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  14. Przepiękne.
    Pozdrawiam:)*

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  15. It looks like a marvelous place to roam.

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  16. Szentendre looks so adorable, and your pictures are amazing! I'm pinning this post in case I make it back to Hungary soon. #inspiredsunday

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  17. I love this charming town with its narrow streets, stairs upwards and downwards, nice houses. Beautifully illustrated in the pictures. Regards.

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  18. ...a wonderful place to wander!

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  19. Oh how I would love to be in Hungary again! Only really got a good look at Budapest (a very long time ago, when we were camping there) - a beautiful town and love the narrow streets and stairs! Puts me in the mood for vacation/holidays:) Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful part of Hungary with ALL SEASONS! Have a lovely week!

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  20. You always post about such delightful places! Those cobbled streets look so lovely.

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  21. Beautiful...stunning images! And those yellow umbrella's handing over the street...just lovely!

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  22. Tako čudovite fotografije, da si zares želim biti tam.

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  23. Very nice, love the umberellas

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  24. What a wonderful place to visit ~ your post of the history is fascinating and photography is wonderful. thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Week ~ ^_^

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  25. Great shots of the town

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  26. Nice little city well preserved. I like it.

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  27. Beautiful streets and old buildings. - Margy

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  28. I like the narrow alleys and quaint streets of this town.

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  29. What a charming town! This looks like such a fun day trip from Budapest.

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  30. Szentendre is such a lovely place to visit. I would love to go there one day. Thank you so much for joining OYGIF. One of your photos will be featured this weekend. Hope you could drop by.

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  31. Pretty skies and a beautiful town...

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  32. What a lovely and charming place. Love the yellow umbrellas!

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  33. Oh, another Hungarian village I need to visit. Thanks for linking up with #wkendtravelinspiration, see you next week!

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  34. Przepiękne.
    Pozdrawiam:)*

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  35. The photos are awesome. Nice write-up. Will visit again.

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  36. Lovey introduction to such a scenic city!

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  37. Intersting history and charming pictures!

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  38. Such a picturesque town! And I like that they have a marzipan museum, too.

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  39. I love the little alley ways and stone steps. What a beautiful place

    Mollyx

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  40. love the architectural design of these beautiful buildings... so enchanting!

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