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For both contemporary and traditional fine porcelain, one should definitely go visit Herend.
The most popular motifs made by the company are the Victoria pattern of butterflies and wildflowers which were designed for the British Queen during the mid-19th century.
There is also a more central situated Belváros branch located at József nádor tér 11;
Phone: (36-1) 3172-622; Public Transport: Metro 1 Vörösmarty tér.
The Royal Wine House & Cellar Museum Shop is a new tourist attraction in the Castle District with exhibits and tastings. They also have a wide variety of wines.
Their collection includes 250 still wines, 35 sparkling wines and 35 fruit brandies. An English-speaking sommelier can help you through your choice of wines, provide extra information on the history of the wine whether you are a true wine connoisseur or a novice.. You can ask in particular for the famous Tokaji wine, which is a sweet white wine of which the name derives from a specific Hungarian region.
Bortársaság used to be known as the Budapest Wine Society. It has 6 retail outlets and has an exceptional selection of Hungarian wines. The people working there are true experts on the subject of Hungarian Wines.
Their offer ranges from wines (Hungarian, imported, sparkling), Pálinka (fruit brandy) and spirits to glassware, accessories and delicacies. For those who want to know more before arriving at Bortársaság, their website already provides a top 12 of their wines with detailed information on the history of the wine, the flavours and aromas.
Also known as the ‘Inner Town Auction House’. The auctions organized here follow themes, for instance: Artwork, Graphics, Jewellery, Silver and Sculpture.
From Monday 5pm in September up to June the Auction House is open for viewing during the week. The bidding on items ranges from 10.000 Hungarian Forints to 50.000.000 HUF (4,2 Euro till 21.000 Euro).
They can also organize overseas transport through other companies at a discounted price for your bought items.
The Great Market or the Central Market Hall is Budapest’s biggest market place for food and has been attracting visitors ever since it was renovated for the millennium in 1996. These days it has dozens of small and big stalls on the first floor where Hungarian folk costumes, dolls, painted eggs, embroidered tablecloths, carved hunting knives and so on are being sold.
On the main floor you can retrieve all different kind of treats at a much cheaper price compared to the shops in Váci Utca. There is a great amount of butchers.
This is a huge outdoor flea market – a kind of Hungarian boot or garage sale – held next to petőfi Csarnok in the City Park.
The usual stuff on offer – from old records and draperies to candles, honey and herbs. Sunday is the better day. It is also a good place if you are interested in former used memorabilia from the communist era. Some of the items sold are actually vintage products where as others could be considered utterly worthless.