Budapest is a real Paradise for hobby shoppers, whether it is clothing, accessories, antique works of art or those listed by galleries, food or anything else. Wherever you go in Central Budapest, shops and boutiques await you. The best known pedestrian street of Budapest, Váci utca, has been shining in its old splendour for years, and the construction of Fashion Street which offers the world's fashion brands has been completed now in its vicinity, in Deák Ferenc utca, on the model of Regent Street in London. We recommend Andrássy út, which is also located in Central Budapest, for those who have a desire for luxuries.
Shopping centres, which form an essential part of large urban metropolises today, can be found all over Budapest, in which visiting shoppers can buy everything at one place. Offering a gigantic selection of goods, Arena Plaza, the shopping centre with the largest floor area in Hungary and, at the same time, Central Europe, which houses 200 shops and nearly 30 restaurants, cafés and confectioneries, is located near Boutique Hotel Bristol ****.
Covered markets and the Ecseri út second-hand market represent real experiences of Budapest. You can also buy folk art products on the upper floor of Nagyvásárcsarnok (Central Market Hall). It is worth paying a visit to an antiquity street in Central Budapest, Falk Miksa utca, which has developed since 1990 and offers its goods in a concentrated form similar to that of Paris and Rome.
If you shop for the purpose of buying gifts, we kindly remind you of the special products of Hungary, the Hungaricums, which are foods, goods and works of fine art of excellent quality. The Pick Salami of Szeged, the Old Tokaj Wine, the Zwack Unicum bitter liqueur and Porcelain of Herend are world famous. You can also choose from a colourful offering of products of folk art, such as the Lace of Halas, Miska jugs, embroidered clothing, table cloths and wooden objects.
While you are staying at the Boutique Hotel Bristol **** Budapest, aside from the salami and the old Tokaj wine, do not forget to try meals made from red peppers or the meat of healthy Hungarian hog, mangalica, or of the grey cattle, the famous goose liver, the fine Dobos torta (a layered chocolate cake with a hard caramel top) nor the wines of the Villány Hills.
You can take your exciting and special gifts home to your loved ones if you choose from the special Hungarian products, Hungaricums.