In recent years, the interest of foreigners in Budapest has increased significantly. More and more tourists explore the wonderful Hungarian capital and they probably want to take some souvenirs home. If you are looking for the best places to buy Hungaricums, here are some recommendations for you.
The Great Hall has become the capital’s fourth most popular tourist attraction. In 2015, the Hungaricum Street was built next to the fish, game and pickle shops on level -1. The cellar passage is suitable for presenting and promoting the finest Hungarian food and souvenirs that can also be purchased in the hall. Among others, you can find Kalocsa and Szeged paprika, Gyula and Csaba sausage, Herz and Pick salami, acacia honey, Tihany lavender products, Tokaj aszú, Kalocsa embroidery, Rubik’s cube, Zsolnay porcelain, Makó onion, pálinka and Unicum here.
World of Souvenir can be found in two locations: 10 Deák Ferenc Street, District V, Budapest and 14 Király Street, District VI, Budapest. These souvenir shops are huge and offer a wide range of Hungaricums. From the famous paprika to Szamos desserts, you can find all kinds of Hungarian products.
Offering almost ten thousand Hungaricums, the Memories of Hungary stores are located at the Liszt Ferenc International Airport, in Váci street, at Heroes’ Square (Hősök Tere), at Vajdahunyad Castle, inside the Parliament building, and at the Fishermen’s Bastion in the Hilton Hotel. Their product range is based on works of art by renowned artists, complemented by creative designers’ unique creations. If you are looking for internationally acknowledged products, you should visit one of the Memories of Hungary stores in Budapest!
If you are looking for high-end products, the famous Herend porcelain pieces would be the perfect gifts for your loved ones. This specialty store is well-stocked with high quality Herend, Hungary’s finest porcelain maker since 1826. However, if you choose the Herend products, you should prepare for quite high prices. For example, a medal costs HUF 47,200 (EUR 122,71) and a mug with a flower motif costs HUF 36,500 (EUR 94,89).
Visit the chocolate museum on Kossuth Square where you can try out and buy one of the most popular Hungaricums, Szamos chocolate. The history of Szamos chocolate began in 1986, when Mátyás Szamos opened his first store in Párizsi Street. Since then, thousands of tourists bring home Szamos chocolate as souvenirs. In the museum, you can get to know the history of the chocolate as well as buy some in the shop.