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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.
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.
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.