Idea #450 – Visiting the baroque serbian city of Szentendre in Hungary
Szentendre (Saint André) is a Hungarian city of the department of Pest, from a city of Budapest. This picturesque city is considered as its charm, as its museums, art galleries and artists. Known from the roman time under the name of Ulcisia Castra (the castle of wolves),it knows its development in the 1500s. In the 1700s, after the liberation acquired on the Turks, Szentendre knows a strong immigration from the Balkans, mainly from Serbia, Dalmatia, Greece, as well as of Slovakia and Germany, population which founded themselves in the mass of the Magyar natives. In 1720, 88 % of the inhabitants of Szentendre were Slavs of the South, mainly Serbs.
The city remains thus even today considered as a “small piece of Serbia” where reigns a Mediterranean atmosphere with mainly baroque architecture, narrow and paved streets, churches of any confessions, enclosing an old castral core. Occasionally, had a break to the museum of the Marzipan, and taste some cakes and pastries.
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