Hungary’s most colorful village is only 30 minutes drive from Budapest! Approachable also by boat or bicycle.
You can discover the narrow, winding streets ending by the pretty main square, see the 300 years old, small merchant houses, the Serbian church with a richly carved and guilded icon wall, and the charmingly painted 700 years old catholic church on top of the hill. There is always handicraft fair, amazing pottery, and galleries of contemporary art. If you like shopping, this is paradise! From the Danube river-bank promenade you have a glimpse at the wilderness island of Szentendre with many secrets...
There are two „must see” exhibitions in Szentendre: the Mikrominiatures Museum - collection of wonderful microscopic artworks by Mykola Syadristy – and the beautiful, touching exhibition of a Hungarian artist lady, Margit Kovacs. Her clay statues and figurative pottery stand alone in 20th century Hungarian art, and are part of Hungarian Heritage. Besides, Szentendre houses the smallest and most recent Synagogue in Hungary. There is a Marzipan Museum: a must with kids! And the Diamond House offers a free guided tour and a multimedia show on the Hungarian crown.
Food is beyond praise: Szentendre’s specialized village restaurants offer a wide selection of authentic Hungarian meals.
If all this sounds good, but a bit too touristic for you, consider, that a good private tour guide can keep you away from tourist traps, while showing you the best of real, living Szentendre!