Permanent Exhibition

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Serbian Ecclesiastical Art in Hungary

For some geographical locations, the development of Serbian ecclesiastical art in Hungary may be traced from as early as the 15th century.  Among the major centres, Ráckeve (Srpski Kovin), Komárom (Komoran) and Győr (Đur), as well as – somewhat later – the Monastery of Grábóc (Grabovac) are the most prominent.  In Ráckeve, located on Csepel Island, Serbs settled in 1440, when they were granted special privileges by King Vladislaus (Ulászló) I of Hungary (also known as Władysław III of Poland).  At that time, they even rebuilt a late-Gothic church, which would be decorated with late-medieval paintings in 1514. In subsequent periods, during the Ottoman occupation, the Serbs’ firmest spiritual stronghold was the Monastery of Grábóc, founded in 1585.

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From the Past of Hungary’s Serbs

The chronicle of the spiritual and administrative life of the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Hungary is presented through the portraits of twelve bishops of Buda.  This gallery of religious dignitaries portrays the bishops who headed the Eparchy of Buda in the period 1729 to 1892, covering a complete era of 18th- and 19th-century church governance.

The portraits of respectable citizens, patrons, endowment holders and individuals significant in the cultural and social life of Hungary’s Serbs provide important points of reference for understanding the development and flourishing of Serbian art and culture in the region.

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Српски црквени музеј Сентандреја

Address: Fő tér 6, 2000 Szentendre, Hungary
tel. and fax: +36 26 952 474

Opening hours:
From 1 May to 30 September:
10:00 am – 06:00 pm
From 1 October to 30 April:
 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
(closed on Mondays)
From 1 January to 28 February:
 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
(closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

The Serbian Church Museum of Szentendre | map