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Szentendre sits at the foot of the Pilis Hill, on the Danube bank north of Budapest. Inhabited for well over a millennium, under the Romans it was called Ulcisia Castra, meaning Wolf Castle. In the 1500s it was considered the center of the Hungarian Serb community. At one point it had as many as eight Serbian Orthodox church buildings and 3 chapels, and only one each Roman-Catholic and Evangelical. It is still the see of the Buda Diocese of the Serb Orthodox Church. Szentendre and the surrounding villages were also inhabited by Bulgarians ever since the Middle Ages. In the 1700s, after liberation from the Turks, Szentendre enjoyed a rebirth with Mediterranean leanings, as Serbian, Croatian, Slovak, German and Greek newcomers moved in and lived alongside the Magyar inhabitants. To this day, Szentendre is characterized by a southern European atmosphere with its baroque architecture, churches of various faiths, narrow sidestreets, and cobblestone roads. (from Wikipedia).

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