Lots of people love shopping on holiday and whether you are looking for anything from authentic Hungarian made chess sets to the latest Gucci fashion shopping in Budapest will leave you satisfied.
In order to keep you fully informed about the opportunities for shopping in Budapest we are going to break down shopping in to a few simple shopping trips you may have planned for your visit to Budapest
A Brief Guide to Shopping in Budapest
Below you will find a brief guide to shopping in Budapest.
Budapest Shopping Centres & High Street Fashion
There are a number of popular shopping centres in Budapest that will satisfy most of your shopping requirements. Whether you need a pair of sunglasses, shorts, underwear, a dress for a party you will find lots of your favourite high-street brands represented in the Budapest shopping centres and main shopping streets such as Váci utca. The prices may even be 20% cheaper than you are used to in the UK.
Shopping in Budapest for High End Fashion
The home of high-end fashion in Budapest is Andrassy ut, near the Budapest Opera House and numerous other tourist attractions, where you will find all your favourite upmarket brands including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and a number of up-scale watch brands like Tag Heur.
Shopping at Budapest Markets
The markets in Budapest are some of the best in the World for freshly produced local goods. From fresh vegetables, fruit, beef, chicken, pork and lamb to delicacies such as foi grois, premium wine and cheese you will find yourself tempted.
In addition to the main Budapest markets such as the Grand Market there are also numerous local farmers’ markets and speciality markets such as the Budapest Christmas Markets to visit.
Shopping in Budapest for Souvenirs
There are lots of options when choosing souvenirs from Hungary. Hungarian wine is a treat for anyone, except perhaps children, but certainly anyone would enjoy an amusing Hungarian themed t-shirt – or is that just me?
Anyway, enough of my personal fetishes, the markets and shops along Váci utca provide plenty of opportunities for souvenir shopping.
The only word of caution would be to check the import restrictions on food if you are taking food products out of the EU.
For more information about things to do in Budapest see our regularly updated Budapest Guide which includes information about the best markets in Budapest.