Shopping in Hungary

Shopping in Hungary is real fun. There are a number of shopping malls, markets, supermarkets, etc where you can drop in during your trip to the country. You can buy a number of goods like clothes, household goods, wine, books, CD's etc. A brief overview of shopping in Hungary is given below.

Items which you can buy in Hungary

When you plan to drop in for shopping in Hungary, you can buy the following stuffs apart from buying clothes, household goods, etc:

  • Local Wine
  • Cakes and Cookies
  • Chocolates
  • Antiques
  • Jewelry
  • Cherry Brandy
  • Dolls in folk costumes
  • Traditional artifacts
  • Pepper
  • Goose Liver
  • Caviar
  • Spirits
  • Embroidery items

Shopping in Hungary and Budapest

The capital city of Budapest has a number of shopping malls. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • MOM Park
  • Polus Center
  • Europark
  • West Wind City Center
  • Mammut

MOM Park has more than seventy shops, movie halls and restaurants where you can drop in while shopping in Hungary.

Shopping in Hungary and Markets

If you are in lookout of goods at cheap then you can drop in at the markets while shopping in Hungary. You can get almost all items in cheap including raw items and various other traditional artifacts and handicraft items. You can buy some Paprika which is one of the most extensively used spices and can be gifted to people as souvenir. Markets are best places where you can bargain a lot and get all items in cheap. You will find a number of shops which are lined up on either side of the market and goods are sold mostly by local people.

Shopping Malls in Hungary

Shopping in Hungary is unthinkable without dropping in at different shopping malls. You will get all branded shops in these shopping malls selling variety of goods. If you feel bored while shopping you can visit either the movie hall or you can hang out in the food court and enjoy variety of food items which are available there at cheap rates. Some of the shopping malls which you can visit during your trip are given below:

  • Family Center
  • WestEnd City Center
  • Miskolc Plaza
  • Szinvapark

Shopping hours and Mode of Payment

All the shops remain open from Monday to Saturday, including food shops. On the other hand all shops remain closed on Sunday. But the shopping malls remains open seven days a week, so while you plan your shopping in Hungary, you need to keep this in mind. On the other hand most of the shops remain open till afternoon on Saturdays, so if you drop in on Saturdays, you need to plan your shopping accordingly, depending on your need.

Most of the shops accept all major credit and debit cards. ATM's are there in all major cities, so you need not worry if you run short of cash while shopping in Hungary. Both debit and credit cards can be used for extracting money from ATM and no extra charge is required for that. But if you plan to buy goods from markets, then it is better to carry some cash with you, as small shops always do not accept credit or debit card. Travelers check is also accepted and in order to avoid extra charge, it is advised to take checks either in Euro or in US Dollars.