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Museums in Szentendre

Szentendre has a bunch of museums so if you're a museum fanatic devote at least a day to visit all the exhibtions.

Art Museums
Museums for Kids
Open air Village Museum
Caprice Jewelry Centre
National Wine Museum

Art Museums in Szentendre

The exceptional atmosphere of Szentendre has inspired many Hungarian artists both some decades ago and today.

It's not a surprise that the town abounds in art museums and galleries.

Fernczy Musuem in Szentendre

Károly Ferenczy Museum on Main Square contains the artworks of the Ferenczy family: Károly Ferenczy (1862-1917) a famous post-Impressionist, his wife and his children's works are also exhibited: tapestry by Noémi Ferenczy and modern sculptures by his brother, Béni Ferenczy.

Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 10.00-16.00

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In an 19th century civic house in Dumtsai utca you can see works by the constructivists Jenő Barcsay in the Barcsay Museum.

Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 9.00-17.00

Barcsay Museum Szentendre

The Czóbel Museum at 1 Templom tér is dedicated to the works of Béla Czóbel (1883-1976) : portraits, still lives and landscapes

Opening hours: 15th March-30th Sept: Tue-Sun: 9.00-17.00, 1st Oct-14th March: Wed-Sun: 13.00-17.00

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János Kmetty Museum - Kerényi Collection

Address: Fő tér (Main Square) 21.
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 9.00-17.00
Admission: 400 HUF, 250 HUF for students, pensioners

Along with the works of painter János Kmetty (1889-1975) the museum's cellar now gives home to sculputures by Jenő Kerényi.

Kmetty Museum Szentendre

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Anna Margit-Ámos Imre Collection

Address: Bogdányi út 10-12.
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 9.00-17.00
Admission: 400 HUF, 250 HUF for students, pensioners

Painting by Imre Ákos in the Anna Margit-Imre Ámos Museum Szentendre

The works of the painter couple represents visional surrealism.

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cermic work By margit Kovács

One of the most visited museum of Hungary is the Margit Kovács Museum (Vastagh Gy. utca 1.) housed in a baroque merchant house where charming ceramic works represent a combination of traditional folk life with modern touch.

Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 9.00-17.00, in June-July August: 9.00-19.00 Admission: 700 HUF/adult, 350 HUF/students and pensioners

Art Mill (Művészet Malom)

Address: Bogdányi út 32.
Opening Hours: every day 10.00-18.00
Admission: free on Mondays, on other days: adults: 500 HUF, students: 250 HUF free for children under 6, disabled persons and their escorts

The exhibition hall displays fine and applied arts works by local artists on 700 square metres. It also houses international travelling exhibits.

Sculpture as theathre exhibition in the Art Mill, szentendre

Sculpture as Theatrre Exhibition by Ofra Zimbalista in the Art Mill (20th Apr-24th July 2007)

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Serbian Orthodox Museum
Address: Pátriárka út 32.

Icon from the Srrb orthodox museum in Szentendre

Opening Hours: 1st Jan-28th Febr: Fri-Sun: 10.00-16.00, 1st march-30th Apr: Tue-Sun: 10.00-16.00, 1st May-30th Sept: Tue-Sun: 10.00-18.00, 1st Oct-31st Dec: Tue-Sun: 10.00-16.00
Admisison: adults: 400 HUF, students, pensioners: 200 HUF includes entrance to the Belgrade Cathedral

The museum opposite the Serbian Belgrade Cathedral (can be visited only during services) houses great collection of Serbian ecclesiastical artifacts: icons, textiles and other relics from the 16th-19th centuries.

Szántó Memorial House and Synagogue

Address: Alkotmány utca 3.
Opening Hours: every day 10.00-18.00

The museum of the smallest operating synagogue in the world introduces the lifestyle of Hungrain Jews before the 2nd World War.

The Roman Stone Store on Dunakanyar körút ruins and relics from the Roman era can be seen.

Opening hours: 15th March-30th Sept: Mon-Fri: 9.00-16.00
Admission: 400 HUF, 250 HUF for students, pensioners

Roman Stele Szentedre Roman lapidarium

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Szentendre Museums For Kids and for Anybody Who Has a Sweet Tooth

The Doll Museum at 18., Sas utca has a collection of some 200 porcelain dolls.

Szabó Marzipan Museum at 2., Dumtsa Jenő utca and the Szamos Marzipan Confectionery and Musuem at 14., Dumtsa Jenő utca you can view and taste fantastic marzipan creatures.

Marzipan Museum Szentendre

Dobos Chocolate Museum
in Bogdányi utca introduces the work of the famous confectioner József C Dobos who created the luscious Dobos cake (rich chocolate cream between layers of sponge topped with crunchy caramel) which you can try in the museum's Nosztalgia cafe.

Opening hours: Sat-Sun: 10.00-18.00, Mon-Fri on prior notice, Admission: 300 HUF/adult, 200 HUF for kids under 10

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Open Air Village Museum (Szabadtéri Néprajzi Múzeum)

Devote at least a couple of hours to visiting the Hungarian Open Air Museum 3 km from the town towards Visegrád.
Address: Sztaravodai út 13.,

Tip: A map given to you at the entrance will help you plan your route.

Open Air Village Museum in Szentendre

Be prepared for a unique experience in this outstanding Skanzen, which doesn't have the atmophere of real (sometimes boring) museums but rather an island introducing Hungarian village life.

Here you can discover treasures of every Hungarian region, village life, folk traditions and architecture at one place. You'll be transported back in time and experience the atmosphere of 19-20th century country life. Every week colourful programs introduce you to folk crafts and traditions.

Children can be kept busy by trying their hands on crafts and preparing tools or decorations used in everyday lives of villalge people.

Opening Hours

16th Jan-31st Mar
1st Apr-31st Oct
3rd Nov-9th Dec
Outddor exhibitions
closed except for 15th-18th March: 10.00-15.00
Tue-Sun: 9.00-17.00
Closed on weekdays, Sat-Sun: 10.00-15.00
Skanzen Gallery
Tue-Sun: 9.00-16.00
Tue-Sun: 9.00-17.00
Tue-Sun: 9.00-16.00
Study Collection
Tue-Sun: 9.00-16.00
Tue-Sun: 9.00-17.00
Tue-Sun: 9.00-16.00

adults: 1000 HUF, 1200 HUF for festivals, students: 500 HUF, 600 HUF for festivals

Time your visit to the museum to some of the interesting programs the organised there every year. Egg painting and other traditions are revived at Easter or you can taste wines on one of the wine festivals (8th-9th Sept, 2007) taking place in autumn.

Szentendre village Museum House interior

Interior of a traditional Hungarian peasant house

To explore the vast area of the open air museum takes time and energy and after some time you'll get tired.

The good news is that you can recharge by tasting rural dishes offered in one of the museum buildings (the inn from Jászárokszállás) and try the delicious pastries and breads in the bakery of the Great Plain Region (Northern Great Plain, Southern Great Plain). Even better if you take a blanket with you and have a picnic.

Inn in the Village Museum in Szentendre, Hungary

Jászárokszállás inn where you can have a taste of Hungarian rural cuisine

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Tip: Caprice Jewelry Center

If you've had enough of art museums and galleries here's something else for you in Szentendre: In Europe's largest jewelry manufacture you cam admire an amazing collection of jewelry in a huge, exclusive showroom.

Kind assistants helpy you try on and buy the pieces that suits you the best.

The Museum of Hungarain Jewelry exhibition tells you the 1000-year story of Hungarian jewelwry manufacturing.

Address: Dózsa György út 22.

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National Wine Museum

Address: Bogdányi út 10.

In the old cellar you can learn about, taste and by fine Hungarian wines.

National Wine Museum Szentendre

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