Danube Bend Tour
About 25 miles north of Budapest in Hungary’s most beautiful river valley, the Danube Bend towns preserve the relics of Hungarian medieval culture. Drive first to Esztergom to visit the Basilica, the oldest Hungarian royal and ecclesiastical residence. The capital of Hungary for more than 250 years, and the birthplace of the first Hungarian king, St. Stephen, Esztergom’s Castle Hill is a testament to Catholic Budapest.
Next, continue on to Visegrad, the residence of kings in the Middle Ages. From the citadel on top of the hill one can see the striking panorama of the Danube Bend. The Royal Palace of Visegrad is the largest building ensemble of medieval Hungary.
Traveling on to Szentendre, known as a town of artists, visit the main square with its cobbled streets, narrow alleyways, brightly painted houses, and Serbian Orthodox churches. Hungary’s largest ethnographic collection is embodied in the open-air Ethnographical Museum.
PUBLISHED: July 24, 2013