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  • 1. Tisza

    Clothing

    For a uniquely Hungarian souvenir, check out this home-grown shoe company named for a beloved river that flows through eastern Hungary. The...Read More

  • 2. Ajka Kristály

    Ceramics/Glassware

    Hand-cut lead crystal isn't as cheap as it once was in Hungary, but for a uniquely Central European gift, head to this leading Hungarian manufacturer...Read More

  • 3. Balogh Kesztyű

    Clothing

    This store specializes in handmade and hand-dyed leather gloves made in Hungary. Some of the men's gloves have shearling lining and will keep...Read More

  • 4. Bestsellers

    St. Stephen's Basilica | Books/Stationery

    The stock at this popular bookshop consists almost entirely of English-language books and periodicals, including Hungarian classics translated...Read More

  • 5. Budapest Bortársaság

    Castle District | Wine/Spirits

    A good place to start looking for Hungarian wines is in this cellar shop at the base of Castle Hill. There's an excellent selection of Hungarian...Read More

  • 6. Daubner Cukrászda

    Buda Hills | Food/Candy

    It's with good reason that this popular confectioner has lines outside the door each morning. Every pastry here is delicate and light. Even...Read More

  • 7. Ecseri Piac

    Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    For true bargains and possibly an adventure, make an early-morning trip to the vast and meandering flea market on the outskirts of the city...Read More

  • 8. Godot Galéria

    Gellérthegy | Art Galleries

    A well-chosen selection of contemporary Hungarian artists' work is exhibited here. ...Read More

  • 9. Herend

    Andrássy út | Ceramics/Glassware

    You can get a glimpse of the world-famous Herend porcelain that has graced the tables of royal houses for centuries at one of several branches...Read More

  • 10. Holló Műhely

    Crafts

    László Holló is a master wood craftsman who has resurrected traditional motifs and styles of earlier centuries and sells beautiful handicrafts...Read More

  • 11. Játékszerek Anno

    Nyugati Train Station | Toys

    For a look back into the world before video games and action figures, stop in at this tiny store, where fabulous reproductions of antique European...Read More

  • 12. Moró Antik

    Nyugati Train Station | Antiques/Collectibles

    If antique weapons are your thing, then check out this esoteric shop, which specializes in 18th-century weaponry. A curious array of militaria...Read More

  • 13. Rózsavölgyi Zeneműbolt

    Music Stores

    This is an old, established music store carrying the best selection of Hungarian composers on CD, as well as a good selection of sheet music...Read More

  • 14. Szamos Marzipán

    Food/Candy

    Marzipan has always been a favorite in Central Europe, and this well-loved confectioner has turned out marzipan cookies, cakes, and candies...Read More

  • 15. Varga Design

    Jewelry/Accessories

    Award-winning Miklós Varga's flagship store off Váci utca is a big and welcoming one. Expensive gold and platinum necklaces with Tahitian pearls...Read More

  • 16. Vásárcsarnok

    Crafts

    A trip to Budapest wouldn't be complete without a visit to this spectacular grand food hall, a 19th-century iron-frame construction that was...Read More

  • 17. Vass

    Clothing

    If you are looking for a really luxurious indulgence, why not consider a pair of handmade leather shoes, specifically measured to your feet...Read More

  • 18. WestEnd City Center

    Nyugati Train Station | Department Stores

    Central Europe's largest shopping mall is home to many luxury retailers, including Italian handbag maker Mandarina Duck, Austrian lingerie purveyor...Read More

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