Szabo Marzipan Museum
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Szabo Marzipan Museum Szentendre Reviews
If you like marzipans, you're in luck. If you don't like them, this will change you mind! Sep 21, 2015
One of the perques of travelling is seeing the most bizarre intriguing concepts crystallised into monuments, statues and well, museums. This is one fine example.
On the outside, it looks like any other museum-store concept: you would think they sell marzipans on the ground floor and there would be the customary museum on top with pictures and history timelines and a few artifacts explaining in detail the history of the marzipan.
WELL - BRACE YOURSELF TO BE WRONG!
What I found here was nothing short of spectacular. From the minute I paid my fees and made my way through the staircase, I saw two very unassuming ladies in the kitchen (separated from the shop by a window for visitors to observe) making a marzipan the same shape, size and colour of my Nikon DSLR. Yes! I knew we were on to something special...
But it got better - walk along upstairs and you find statues of everything and everyone ranging from Princess Diana to the Budapest Parliament House. And they're all real life figures too... can't imagine how many days they took to make, and how heavy they weigh.
Even though I'm not the marzipan lover and didn't buy any from the shop below, the ticket to the museum alone was worth it.
As if Eger didn't have a 100 odd reasons for you visit it already, you just got another major one!
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Oct 06, 2007
A interesting experience, the Marzipan Museum offers - among other things - a full life size statue of Michael Jackson in white chocolate, a cacti garden in marzipan, and the Parliament building in made of all kinds of chocolate and marzipan. Of course it holds a gift shop, where one can buy samples of their marzipan, though these samples are not of particularly good quality.
The museum is, I would say, an interesting attraction for families and kids, but also for adults looking for an easy and memorable way to spend an hour or two. The entry fee is very reasonable, and for the more interested visitors, the museum provides a tour of the exhibition. Recommended.