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Shopping in Budapest

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Specialties in Budapest

The Hungarians have many specialties that the sell from food stuffs to porcelain and souvenirs. Tourists love the Hungarian folk-art that is sold in many of the markets across Budapest.

The most popular folklore art include:

  • Embroidered cloths
  • Pillowcases
  • Dolls dressed in Hungarian folk-lore costumes
  • Dresses
  • Pottery
  • Porcelain

Many of the specialties include clothing, food items, and crafts whether you are on a budget or looking for high-end items.

Shopping Areas in Budapest

In Budapest there is a shopping street dedicated to world fashion brands. Váci Street or Váci utca is a pedestrian shopping haven. It runs from Vörösmarty Square to Vámház körút (Central Market Hall). The old buildings in Deák Ferenc utca have been renovated into international brand shops like, Sisley, Mexx, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, Puma, Furla etc.

There are also a variety of popular shopping areas in Budapest.

Markets in Budapest

Markets are very popular with tourists when finding cheap and unique items. The most popular markets include:

The best and cheapest market for foodstuff and souvenirs is a tourist attraction in itself, Great Market Hall. It is the oldest market in all of Budapest.

Supermarkets in Budapest

Supermarkets open at 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. and stay open until between 6 to 8 p.m. All stores are closed on Sunday. Only family owned businesses will run on Sunday.

Stores and supermarkets in Budapest include:

  • Spar
  • Aldi
  • Lidl
  • Tesco
  • Auchan

Update 25/08/2015


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