Art, History And More: 10 Things To Do In Szentendre, Hungary

Things to do in Szentendre

Located near the capital city of Budapest, Szentendre is known for its artists, museums, and galleries. It is a paradise for art lovers who can take pleasure in the art history and fascinating creations of Hungary. Along with art, there is a great choice of food to enjoy, and wonderful local beer to taste. This is one spectacular journey for you to not miss.

See how a family of artists created wonders that are marveled upon today, a tasty creation that holds similarity to things around us that you can adore but not eat, handcrafted beer to enjoy in the evenings and delicious culinary delights to make your mouth water. In Szentendre, create memories for you to take back and cherish always.

In this article, you will find 10 things to do in Szentendre including art galleries, museums, restaurants and more!

1. Art Mill

Posted by Zsolt Berszan artist page on Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The Art Mill is an enormous art gallery spread over three floors of an old mill. It exhibits cutting-edge photography, light and sound installations, sculptures, and paintings by local as well as national artists. The Art Mill was the centerpiece of the 2016 Art Capital Festival and was especially notable for a display of wicker and wire sculptures.

Art Mill

Address: Szentendre, Bogdányi út 32, 2000 Hungary

Opening Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Monday Closed

Contact: +36 207796657

Website: Art Mill (in Hungarian)

2. Teddy Beer

Posted by Teddy Beer Szentendre on Friday, 9 June 2017

A small and cosy pub in the old centre of Szentendre. It offers a warm atmosphere with friendly and helpful owners and staff members. The handcrafted Belgian and Hungarian beer served is wonderful and the food is excellent. It is a good place for you to hang out with your friends, family or on a date.

Teddy Beer

Address: Péter Pál utca 2/B., 2000 Szentendre, Hungary

Opening Hours: Tues - Thurs: 4:30 pm - 12 am; Fri - Sun: 12 pm - 12 am. Closed on Mondays

Facebook: Teddy Beer

3. Mjam

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Posted by Mjam on Thursday, 6 April 2017

A Hungarian restaurant, the Mjam has a nice atmosphere, excellent service, polite, professional and helpful staff and an outstanding menu filled with deliciousness. They have a wide variety of Hungarian and imported wines and the food list has special dishes with a Caribbean feel.


Address: Városház tér 2., 2000 Szentendre, Hungary

Opening Hours: Tues - Thurs: 11 am - 10 pm; Fri - Sat: 11 am - 11 pm; Sun: 11 am - 5 pm. Closed on Mondays

Contact: +36 704403700

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4. Ferenczy Károly Museum

The Ferenczy Kàroly Museum is named after the painter Kàrolz Ferenczy. The art collection is well presented and shows the influences of various artists of the Ferenczy family. This place is well worth a visit to see the wonderful art created by a family of husband, wife, twins and a brother.

Ferenczy Károly Museum

Address: Kossuth Lajos utca 5, 2000 Szentendre, Hungary

Opening Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Closed on Mondays

Contact: +36 207796657

Website: Ferenczy Károly Museum (in Hungarian)

5. Serbian Ecclesiastical Art Collection

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Posted by Mozaik Múzeumtúra on Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Serbian Ecclesiastical Art Collection is a treasure trove of icons, vestments and other sacred items made of precious metals. The oldest item on display here is a 14th-century glass painting of the crucifixion. This wonderful museum full of such artifacts should be on your things-to-do list when in Szentendre.

Serbian Ecclesiastical Art Collection

Address: Pátriárka utca 5, Szentendre, Hungary

Opening Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Closed on Mondays

Contact: +36 26312399

6. Margit Kovács Ceramic Collection

Margit Kovacs Ceramics Museum, Szentendre, Hungary
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user User: Shoestring... used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Located in a 18th-century salt house, the Margit Kovács Ceramic Collection is dedicated to the work of Szentendre’s most famous artist, Margit Kovács. Kovács was a ceramicist who used Hungarian folk, religious and modern themes to create Gothic-like figures.

Margit Kovács Ceramic Collection

Address: Vastagh György utca 1, Szentendre, Hungary

Opening Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Website: Margit Kovács Ceramic Collection (in Hungarian)

7. Hungarian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum

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Source: Photo by user Oguszt used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Hungarian Open-Air Ethnographical Museum is a must-visit, especially for kids since there is so much to learn about the old ways in which houses, stables and other buildings were built. There are also animals inside and you can pet them. There are several events and activities too. The museum, however, is huge and requires a lot of walking. It is also not wheelchair friendly, but apart from this, it is a wonderful place.

Hungarian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum

Address: Sztaravodai ut., Szentendre 2001, Hungary

Contact: +36 26502500

Website: Hungarian Open-Air Ethnographical Museum

8. Blagoveštenski Church

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Source: Photo by user Bjoertvedt used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Built in 1752, the Blagoveštenskai Church with fine baroque and Rocco elements has ornate iconostasis and elaborate 18th-century furnishings on the inside. It was first built by the Greeks fleeing from the Turks. The church is one of the symbols of the town, being the most well-known of the nine churches of Szentendre.

Blagoveštenska Church

Address: Szentendre, Fő tér 5, 2000 Hungary

Contact: +36 26314457

Website: Blagoveštenska Church

9. Pilis Mountains

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Rovibroni used under CC BY-SA 4.0

The Pilis Mountains is a mountainous region with Pilis as its highest peak. It is a popular destination for vacations. Earlier, the Pilis Mountains used to be a hunting ground for the Hungarian Kings. In the Pilis Mountains, there are three mountains whose locations show the exact arrangement as the constellation Orion. This destination should not be missed and should be on your bucket-list.

10. Szamos Marzipan Museum

Source: Photo by user Mussklprozz used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Szamos Marzipan Museum is attached to a cafe with the same name and showcases elaborate marzipan creations. Some of the finest and most notable creations include the Budapest parliament, Princess Diana and Michael Jackson. This wonderful place should not be missed for its delicious art.

Szamos Marzipan Museum

Address: Szentendre, Dumtsa Jenő u. 12-14, 2000 Hungary

Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Contact: +36 26311931

Website: Szamos Marzipan Museum

Get swept away!

With all the local history, art galleries, museums and more, Szentendre is sure to sweep you away and teach you a lot about the history of the place.

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