Gift hunting in Budapest doesn’t have to mean lugging home industrial quantities of Hungarian paprika and outsize (though no doubt delightful) works of embroidered folk art. In fact, there are few more diverse places to go shopping – and find pretty much exactly what you’re looking for – than here.
The Hungarian capital is famous for its design scene, and a number of collectives now showcase their wares in huge, gallery-like spaces around the centre. There’s also no end of excellent wine shops. Vibrant flea markets overflow with one-of-a-kind antiques. Vintage stores offer truly dazzling selections. And a heavenly farmers’ market regularly takes over the city’s best-known ‘ruin bar’. So grab a tote and get ready to splurge – these are are just a handful of the very best places to go shopping in Budapest.
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