Szentendre is a riverside town in Pest county, Hungary, near the capital city Budapest. It is known for its museums (most notably the Open-Air Ethnographic Museum), galleries, and artists. Due to its picturesque appearance and easy rail and river access, it has become a popular destination for tourists staying in Budapest.
Szentendre is is characterised by a south European atmosphere with much baroque architecture, churches of various faiths, narrow sidestreets, and cobblestone roads.
Things to See & Do
* Memorial Cross
* Blagovestenska Church
* Marzipan Museum
* Hungarian Open-Air Museum
* Stroll the streets
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Forint (HUF)
Language – Hungarian
Land Area – 43.83 km²
Population – 25,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 36
Port Location – The River port at Szentendre is located on the river Danube.
Travel Links - 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 HÉV suburban railway line from Batthyány tér (on the Metro red line) in Budapest. Trains leave every 10-30 minutes and take 40 minutes to reach the town.
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.