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A beautifully preserved town on the outskirts of Budapest is traditionally home to a lively art and craft scene

A Trip to SzentendreNot actually in Budapest but as it’s only 12 miles north and makes a great day out we thought we’d include it.
The town’s characteristic Mediterranean architecture originates from settling Serb refugees who later abandoned the town after floods hit which were in turn responsible for preserving much of it’s original appearance. Once home to a lively arts and craft scene in the 1920’s, Szentendre is billed as an authentic ethnic experience. We didn’t see much evidence of that but sitting right on the western shore of the Danube it is just a very pleasant and peaceful way to spend a day, sipping beer in the sun and eating fried sausage or whatever your tipple.
If you’re feeling energetic then you can hire a bike and take advantage of the new cycle route that takes you all the way from the Buda embankment, along the Dunube and right into the center of the town. Too much beer and sausage once there is easily remedied by catching the ferry back to Budapest.

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