Old Town

Old Town, Szentendre: Address, Old Town Reviews: 4.5/5

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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
Apr 2022
I visited Szentendre on my own and the way is pretty simple and easily visible on Google Maps. It will tell you the nearest train station in Budapest from which you can take the train which takes around 40 minutes. I bought the tickets at the machine. This part was confusing. You need a ticket for budapest (the normal single one for 350 forint) and then one for the last city after Budapest to Szentendre, I think it costed another 350 forint. Anyway as mentioned in total the round trip is less than 2 euro. So cheap. The old town is very small I think I walked the whole town around 3 times in 2 hours. But it has a nice vibe and much calmer than Budapest. Enjoy a walk by the river.
Written May 4, 2022
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KJain
New Delhi, India1,172 contributions
Oct 2019
Little Hungarian village which is extremely attractive with beautiful churches, the colorful umbrellas hanging in one of the streets and the beautifully decorated shops with unique things to buy like some gorgeous scarves, very cute pencils of all shapes and sizes, toys, Budapest wine miniatures, crochet table tops. The main square has some colorful lamp shades hanging, ice cream shops, coffee shops.
A short excursion to Szentendre is a gud idea from the hustle and bustle of Budapest which has btw, horrible traffic.
Written May 28, 2020
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Eka
Tbilisi, Georgia20 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
If you are visiting budapest, you should really visit Szentendre in a sunny weather. This small city is very colourfull and beautiful!
Tip how to get there :
You need to go to Batthyany ter train station and you need 2 tickets for 1 way. 1 regular transport ticket (350Huf) and 1 ticket to Szentendre (300 Huf approx.) you can buy the ticket at a ticket machine or at the ticket lady who does not speak English.. You also need 2 tickets for 1 person on your way back. 1 hour is enough to walk around the whole city. There are many outdoor cafes to sit and enjoy.
Written April 24, 2019
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merwal64
Albi, France66 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Even if there are plenty of things to see in Budapest this makes a really enjoyable break and a much slower pace. We took the train, a fourth minute direct trip for one euro!. Why take a taxi?. The station is 100m from the old town and whilst it is full of tourist shops it still retains a sleepy charm. A drink by the river completed our casual visit and the train back. Try it and you get to see something other than the city and spend an enjoyable day out.
Written April 20, 2019
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Dogswood
St. Catharines, Canada465 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
If you’re tired of the hustle and bustle you might consider a morning in Szentendre. You can take suburban train (HÉV 5) from the Buda side of Margaret Bridge (take 4/6 tram there). Don’t forget to buy ticket for train before you get on. If you already have a Budapest transit pass, you only have to pay for the portion outside of Budapest. If you’re over 65 and an EU citizen, it’s free.

The 40 minute multi-stop train ride is an experience in itself and you see a part of Budapest and suburbs that you would not otherwise see. The 50 year old East German trains are slow but they take you back to an era long gone. Try to go in the direction opposite to commuters because otherwise it will likely not be a pleasant experience. Going to Szentendre on a weekday morning and coming back mid-day or early afternoon means you will be travelling largely in uncrowded trains. I went on a drizzly and grey weekday November morning and had the car largely to myself.

Once you get to Szentendre, take the underpass once you leave the station and just follow the street into the old town (5-10 minute walk). There is a tourist info office as you cross the bridge into the town. I went around 10 am and had the place largely to myself (granted the weather wasn’t the best). If you look through a large number of tacky shops, you will find an enchanting old town, largely devoid of cars, with colourful buildings, spacious squares, lovely churches, cobblestone winding lanes. You can walk down to the Danube (largely forgettable here). I just go for the quiet stroll.

Also lots of restaurants and some interesting shops with eclectic wares. You can spend as little or as much time here.
Written November 29, 2018
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Roger S
Eygelshoven, The Netherlands288 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Very small historic town centre. Lovely streets. We came here on a cold windy day, so most stores had doors closed; very uninviting for a commercial place like this. We spent 45 minutes here.
Written March 10, 2020
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Judy F
Elloughton, UK271 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Sadly it was a dismal and cold December day, but it was interesting to see this small town and view the Danube bend, galleries, small shops etc. We took the train there from near the Chain bridge which worked out at about £1.80 return and was a very interesting journey in itself (see the Roman remains en route from the train). The train takes about 40 minutes. I imagine the boat trip in summer would be lovely.
Written December 7, 2019
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Vcals
Holbrook, NY679 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Unlimited number of shops and cafes and restaurants to check out. This is definitely the best place to do your shopping in the Budapest area.
Written August 6, 2019
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Anders R
Ängelholm, Sweden6,467 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Take the opportunity for a half day to see the beautiful little city center, for lunch perhaps and just walk around or a full day to also see all the museums and historical places. Plenty of restaurants and cafes.
Written March 21, 2019
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Suwanna C
207 contributions
Jun 2018
This little Town is approximately 13 miles North of Budapest and doesn't take long to get to. If you can manage half a day, it is a nice day trip to take. The town is situated along side the Danube and is lined with charming eateries and small gift shops. Residents are friendlier than those in big cities.
Written June 20, 2018
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