Szentendre is a beautiful city, only 30 kilometers from the heart of Budapest. It is a popular city to visit, not only for tourists but also for locals.
Many people refer to Szentendre as an art-city or a city of art, and that is because of all of the galleries the city has to offer. It has served as a home to famous Hungarian artists throughout history, and as a result, you can find several museums there today. But, maybe the most popular of all museums in Szentendre is the so-called Marzipan museum.
The Marzipan museum can be found in the Dumtsa Jenő utca, in the middle of Szentendre, closely connected to the popular Bogdanyi utca. The museum isn’t the biggest, but it is a great treat, both for children and adults. I should advise you, on a very warm day with lots of tourists, it can get very crowded, and very warm… so if possible, do not visit the museum during rush hour on the hottest days!
Picture from the Marzipan museum
You will be amazed as you visit the Marzipan museum, to see how detailed and how nice looking the different sculpture and pictures are. Some of the most detailed marzipan figures are real pieces of art, and the artists behind them have spent more than 2 months working on the actual figures/creations.
Maybe you like to eat marzipan, but in this museum, you will also enjoy the work of the artists. Have you ever seen Princess Diana and Michael Jackson in marzipan? Probably not, but if you visit the marzipan museum in Szentendre, you will!
There are lots of other figures and creations waiting for you in the museum. The entrance fee is only 500 HUF (1,5 Euro), so it isn’t expensive, and you will probably spend 10-15 minutes walking around in the museum, before leaving, ready to discover the rest of Szentendre.
I hope you have enjoyed this little presentation from the marzipan museum in Szentendre. You can easily visit the city during a stay in Budapest. You can get to Szentendre on arranged day-trips from Budapest, or you can do a boat trip to Budapest, or use the city train.
Most people don’t need more than 4-5 hours in Szentendre, so a half-day should be more than enough!