When we talk to you about the most beautiful villages in Hungary we don't forget Szentendre, which is not only one of the most visited due to the fact that it is only a half hour drive from Budapest. It is for all that it is capable of offering to tourists, who get a very good impression of everything they discover on its streets.
The fact that it was a town where Serbs, Greeks and Bosnians who fled the Ottoman empire in the 15th century lived makes it a box of surprises, and that we can even feel like we are in the Mediterranean being in the center of Europe.
Art in every corner
If there is something that defines the people of Szentendre, that is nothing other than art. Its cobbled streets are witnesses to the sway of painters and sculptors that have left their mark. So it should not surprise you that there are colored houses and that even churches are displayed in unconventional shades. So you can not save your camera for a second.
Prepared for tourism
Art abounds, but also stores of souvenirs. Business is business and in this town they have realized that tourism can be exploited in many ways. This precisely explains that at certain times it is not a privilege to take a walk, since the coaches that arrive in Szentendre prevent you from seeing the town with the tranquility that one always seeks on his trips. Therefore, it is not a bad idea to spend the night and enjoy the place during times when there are hardly any tourists.
If you ask me about the main points of interest of Szentendre, I will tell you that you cannot miss the Central Square, where you will see the Merchant's Cross, which dates from 1763 and was raised to recognize the work of Serbian merchants.
Two other essentials are the St. John Catholic Church and the Belgrade basilica, which in this case is orthodox and was built by Serbs. And finally, apart from the cemetery in the highest area, I would like to recommend the Kovács family store, where they have been producing wood since the end of the 19th century. As soon as you see it from the front you will understand why I have commented that there is a certain Mediterranean atmosphere.
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Szentendre Hungary - a beautiful little town [4K] (videoturysta.eu) (July 2020)