Retro Design Center, Szentendre

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Revisit the 1970s and 1980s at Retro Design Center, home to a big collection of bicycles, motorcycles, cars, household appliances, and other objects from those decades. Providing a look at life during the communist era, the center allows you to see how ordinary Hungarians worked, relaxed, socialized, shopped, traveled, cooked, and entertained themselves under a restrictive regime. A highlight of the center for many visitors, one room displays numerous LPs from the 1970s and offers a window into the country's past musical preferences. Arrange to visit Retro Design Center and other attractions in Szentendre using our Szentendre online journey builder .
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  • Nice Museum great have to do if you go through szentendre. We had a good time with our children of 3 and 7 years. We can get in some vehicles and take pictures
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  • It was a great travel back in time. We loved to see our old toys, pocket- calendars etc. There are old advertisements running on a TV. We were singing the old songs together ( what we did not do in th...  more »
  • Lots of stuff from a past era. To me this is an interesting era as it is related to an era of the Soviets and Hungary around the 70s. Back then it had a huge influence from the Soviet Union and now al...  more »
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  • The retro design center is very easy to reach by foot and by car. It is very small but has many things to see. For the kids is a very good place to visit cause you can enter inside some old cars and in an old bus and you can show them how the houses looked like in the past. I was very happy to visit it. Our kids entered for free
  • Awesome trip down memory lane. Really interesting take on the past. Worth a look.
  • For lovers of old stuff, kitsch, cars, and history, all seen through the perspective of communist-era Hungary. Not too busy, and the staff leave you alone to just look and explore. Great place to spend an arvo.
  • Small and interesting private museum. It's worth to visit, especially if you have kids
  • Great museum of a past that some will want to forget but is groovey all the same

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Situated just north of Budapest, the town of Szentendre provides an oasis of tradition and tranquility. Although this small town may not offer a huge selection of places to stay, most accommodation blends in perfectly with its charming atmosphere. Choose from several boutique hotels or the more numerous guesthouses and bed and breakfasts. A handful of rental apartments and hostels rounds out the selection. Alternatively, those who want to surround themselves with lush nature can stay at one of the campsites just outside Szentendre.
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