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Photo Essay of Szentendre, Hungary

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A day trip to Szentendre, Hungary in photos

At the end of February on a sunny Sunday we decided to have a picnic in a little gorgeous town called Szentendre.

I prepared all the food: quinoa patties, bread, cheese, sour cabbage, sprouts, apple oatmeal muffins and freshly pressed carrot-orange-ginger juice. Then we packed our basket with all the yum stuff and headed to the train station (HÉV = Railway of Local Interest) to go to Szentendre.

This riverside town lays in Pest county, Hungary, near the capital, Budapest. It is known for its museums, 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.

There are many facilities, including souvenir shops and restaurants, small cafes and patisseries catering to these visitors.

You shouldn’t miss lángos (a Hungarian food specialty, it’s a deep fried flat bread made of a dough with flour, yeast, salt and water) at Fő Square no. 8 or bread lángos on the main street.

The name of the town is ultimately based on the Medieval Latin form Sankt Andrae. Szentendre to this day is characterised by a south European atmosphere with much baroque architecture, churches of various faiths, narrow sidestreets and cobblestone roads.

This article has 8 comments

  1. Krista

    Oh wow – these are beautiful photos, Zita. 🙂 What a charming little town. Some of those handcrafts are gorgeous. 🙂 And what a wonderful picnic you made!!!

  2. Ivan

    Wow! These photos came out very good baby! Congrats! 🙂 And that picnic was something that we have to do again, soon! <3

  3. Zita

    Thanks Krista. We had a wonderful time there!

  4. Vanille

    Visited Szentendre many years ago and keep a good souvenir. I like so much the Hungarian craft, folklore and food. And you have captured them well Zita !

  5. katy

    What a picturesque place – and such a wonderful picnic! It looks like the perfect day out 🙂

  6. Zita

    Thank you, Viviane!

  7. Zita

    Thank you, Katy! As a matter of fact, it was a beautiful day!

  8. Kate Turner

    Beautiful pictures, Zita!I really want to eat that picnic now…

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