Plague Cross

Each house in the picturesque main square of Szentendre has a story of its own. The square has been the centre of social and economic life since the Middle Ages as it is situated at the junction of the roads coming from Buda, Visegrád and the Pilis hills. Hence its triangular shape with one of the most famous symbols of Szentendre in the middle, the Merchants’ Cross surrounded by a wrought-iron fence. It was erected by the Association of Serbian Merchants in 1763 as a token of their gratitude because a plague epidemic at the time did not affect the town. Popular legend has it that there is a man buried with its head down under the late-Rococo cross.