Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spring In Szentendre

Looks like a piece of art


Here're some snapshots from Szentendre. 

It's a small town about 10km north of Budapest. Easy to reach by local train called HEV from Buda side. In the summer time it's nice to go there by ferry. Anyways, as it's still spring and the weather is not yet that warm I took the train at Margit hid (bridge) on Budaside and headed to Szentendre.

I read that it takes 2-3 days to explore this small riverside town, but I think in one day you can see pretty much everything. The town centre is tiny, village-like and easily walkable. There are galleries, churches, small museums and shops, cafes and restaurants. 


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(FI) Tässä muutama kuva Szentendrestä.

Szentendre on pieni kaupunki noin 10 km Budapestista pohjoiseen. Sinne pääsee helposti Budan puolelta paikallisjunalla nimeltään HEV. Kesällä sinne on mukava mennä myös lautalla. No, joka tapauksessa itse piipahdin siellä Margit-sillan kupeessa pysähtyvällä junalla.

Luin jostain, että Szentendren visiittiin pitäisi varata 2-3 päivää, mutta omasta mielestäni yksi päivä riittää hyvin. Kaupungin keskusta on tosi pieni. kylämäinen ja helposti käveltävissä. Taidegallerioita, kirkkoja, pieniä museoita ja kauppoja, kahviloita ja ravintoloita - kaikkea löytyy. 






In Szentendre you will find one of the 6 workshops in Hungary producing traditional blue printed fabrics. These beautiful indigo blue fabrics are hand-dyed and have different white motifs mainly floral and some birds.

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(FI) Unkarissa on kuusi toimivaa pajaa, jotka painattavaa perinteistä unkarilaista sinistä kangasta ja Szentendrestä löytyy niistä yksi. Nämä kauniit indigon siniset kankaat värjätään käsin ja kuvioidaan erilaisilla valkoisilla motiiveilla, pääasiassa  kukka- ja lintukuvioilla.





If you have time while in Budapest, pop in to Szentendre for a few hours!

ps. if you like marzipan - especially famous Hungarian Szamos marzipan, this is the place to buy it! There's even a Marzipan Museum.

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(FI) Jos Budapestin reissulla jää muutama tunti aikaa, niin pistäydy Szentendressä!

ps. jos marsipaani maistuu - erityisesti kuuluisa unkarilainen Szamos-marsipaani, niin täältä sitä kannattaa ostaa! Kylästä löytyy jopa marsipaanimuseo.




I found another blog which introduces Szentendre, click here if you like to see it too!

(FI) Löysin netistä toisen blogin jossa esitellään Szentendreä, käy kurkkaamassa tästä jos kiinnostaa!




18 comments:

  1. One of my friends is going to Budapest in the middle of next month so a visit to Szentendre is a must have scenario. It really is beautiful in spring x

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    1. Good! It will be nice to have one day out of the city and just wander around in Szentendre and have a coffee, lunch, pop into some galleries...

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  2. I love looking at travel blogs. It reminds me of the beauty that you don't see in your backyard because it's a world away. I definitely need to find my way to Budapest.

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    1. It's always great to find new places to visit and even see some pics of a place you never heard of or been to. Hopefully you will find your wy here soon :)

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  3. I have never heard of this place, looks amazing. I am not much on traveling especially out of the country, hopefully one day!!

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    1. So these pics are perfect for you - no need to travel just enjoy to look at them and you have found a place totally new to you :)

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  4. What a lovely and quaint town! It would be our kind of spot if we lived closer. I love the mix of architecture and winding streets. I'm sure it's extra beautiful in the spring!

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    1. It is so lovely when the spring comes and there're blooming trees and it's still pretty quiet before the summer season starts.

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  5. What a beautiful little town. Sometimes you can discover such lovely places when you travel. Love your photos!

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    1. You are so right! It's always great to discover new places and get some inspirations.

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  6. Lovely pictures there. From your posts seems like I would enjoy this place.

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    1. Thank you so much! It make me super happy to get some (nice) feedback about my photos :)

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  7. I feel like I have stepped back in time with this pictures-- they are great!

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    1. It certainly has that time capsule feeling!

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  8. Budapest is always up on my dream bucket list. With your blog my interest for Budapest has increased even more. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Oh, I'm so happy to hear that! Love to get some feed back :)

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  9. What a quaint little village. I am loving the blue printed fabric, seems like a great little town for exploring.

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    1. That blue printed fabric is a sort of Hungarian specility, especially when printed in hand. It is very pretty.

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