Szigetmonostor is situated on Szentendre Island, which lies in the Danube, one of the biggest rivers in Europe. The village is located on the southern shore of the island, surrounded by forests and plain.
The peaceful village features both Roman ruins and a medieval monastery from which it gets its name (the Hungarian word 'monostor' means monastery, while 'sziget' means island). Beneath the village can be found Hungary's biggest source of drinking water, which provides water for the capital city. The protection of these water resources is only possible by protecting the land above them. The local authority is committed to this goal, and in this context launched the Climate Park project with the support of the Hungary-Slovakia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013. Within the project, a visitors’ centre and educational trail will be established. The project will also focus on afforestation, with the planting of 6 hectares of new forest. The introduction of an electric bus and the use of biomass will also contribute to the fight against climate change.
The village of Szigetmonostor welcomes visitors to experience its calm and friendly atmosphere at first hand.