Buying opportunities are spread throughout the capital
of Hungary, however most establishments are located in
Pest. According to information, it was from the 90s that
the volume of stores began to increase, both on the
streets and in shopping malls. They are options for all
tastes, clothes, shoes, accessories, souvenirs and much
Stores located in the city's shopping streets -
such as those on Rua Váci, for example - usually open
from 9 am / 10 am until 6 pm on weekdays and until 1 pm
on Saturdays. Shopping centers, on the other hand, tend
to have more flexible opening hours. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage clocks.
Those who prefer something more alternative,
different from the street shops and malls, can opt for
the markets in Budapest, among them the Central Market,
where you can not only find various types of products －
highlighting the souvenirs － but also Hungarian food
Souvenirs from Hungary
If you are the type of tourist who loves to take
something from the trip home, you will like to know that
in Budapest there are several types of cool souvenirs.
Food lovers can buy powdered paprika, red pepper paste
(which makes everything tastier!) And wines like Tokaji
(pronounced "tocai"), a drink that, according to Louis
XIV, is “the king of wines, the wine of kings ”. In
addition, there you will find beautiful porcelain and
lots of folk art.
To get a VAT refund when leaving Hungary, just choose
stores that have the Tax Free sticker in the
window. When making the purchase, you need to mention to
the attendant that you are a tourist and that you would
like a refund.
Alexandra Könyváruház (Bookstore and Café)
Downstairs, a beautiful bookshop. Above, a super
charming cafe, decorated with luxurious chandeliers and
a ceiling painted with frescoes, a work of art preserved
until today, by the renowned artist Károly Lotz. The
building where the café-bookstore is located dates from
1882 and is all in neo-Renaissance and Art Nouveau
In addition to being beautiful and exuberant, Café da
Livaria Alexandra has a delicious menu; you will find a
wide variety of coffees, juices, sandwiches, savory
dishes and also irresistible breakfast and pie options.
Andrássy út 39., Budapest - CEP: 1061
Telephone: +36 1 484 8000
Andrássy Avenue (Andrássy út)
The famous avenue is considered by many to be the
Champs-Élysées of the capital of Hungary. A UNESCO
heritage site, Andrássy is full of attractions
throughout its extension, in addition to stores of
world-famous brands and, of course, a lot of movement.
You can start your walk in front of the beautiful
building of the Budapest Opera, at number 22, passing by
the traditional café Muvesz, opened in
1898. At number 69 of the avenue, you will find the
Marionettes Theater ( Bábszínház
), with a series of shows on display for children and
In the vicinity, there is also the Casa do Terror (we
speak of it here ) and at the end of
the avenue, almost reaching Praça dos Heróis (see more
here ), you will find a neighborhood
with beautiful houses and embassies, ideal for a walk.
Those who like to find various entertainment options
in one location will enjoy the Gozsdu Udvar, an area of
the Jewish quarter very popular with locals, full of
internal courtyards that house restaurants, bars and
pubs, connecting Király and Dob streets.
In addition, on Sundays, from March to October, an
open-air fair, called Gozsdu Bazaar (GOUBA),
is held on site . There, you will find a bit of
everything, jewelry, accessories, antiques... In
addition, there are also presentations by local
musicians and artists.
Entrance to the day fair is free.
Király u. 13., Budapest - CEP: 1075
Budapest Central Market (Vásárcsarnok)
If you like to visit markets when you are outside of
Brazil, you cannot miss the chance to visit the Central
Market (Vásárcsarnok) when you go to Budapest. Housed in
a beautiful 1896 building, the market is an excellent
place to sample some local cuisine and buy ingredients
and souvenirs from the country.
On the second floor of the building, for example,
there are stalls selling delicious dishes at prices that
can fit in your pocket. Just place the order at the
counter and pay. The only problem, however, is the
limited amount of tables and chairs, especially if the
intention is to sit and relax.
MD's tip: if you are staying in a
seasonal apartment and want to cook, you can stop by the
market to stock your fridge with vegetables, fruits and
meats of various types. Everything very fresh!
Vámház krt. 1., Budapest - CEP: 1093
Telephone: +36 1 366 3300
Hours: Mon: 6: 00–17: 00 Tue – Fri: 6: 00–18: 00 Sat: 6:
If you like shopping, Váci Street is a must-see in
Budapest. On the site, there are several stores, among
them are famous brands such as Zara and Desigual. In
addition, of course, bars and cafés, where you can
replenish your energy.
Tip from the MD: those who do not
intend to buy anything can take the opportunity to
explore the area on foot. The architecture of the
buildings is very beautiful.