While driving from Budapest, I would like to make a stop at Szentendre. If I am there for an hour, is that enough time to get the flavor of the town?
It is a small town. If it is on your way, why not stop? It is picturesque. An hour will do it. Unless tou stay for lunch.
Or unless you want to pop into a bunch of the little art museums or shops. I'd want more than two hours, but I guess one hour would be enough for some, assuming not much time is wasted in a search for parking, etc. I took the train and have no idea what the parking situation is. Mister E will have a more informed opinion than mine.
Take the Duna korzó exit off the highway and it will lead you to the old part of the town and there is paid parking and street parking along the way.
Out of an hour, by the time you park, make the short walk to the center and get back to your car you may have 30 minutes for Szentendre.
You didn't say where you were going but if its Vienna or Bratislava the other stops could be Visegrad, Esztergom, Eger and the Archabbey at Pannonhalma.
Yes we are in our way to Vienna. I splurged and hired a driver for three of us. My husband walks with a cane. Is it possible to drop him nearer center to avoid a long walk? I may need to rethink this side trip. Thanks
If you aren't having to park and if the driver knows the town (suspect he does) then he can get within about 100m of the town center on Péter Pál u.
But does rule out the archabbey as that is a lot of walking.... but beautiful.