Other tourist information
The traditional Hungarian presents:
Local handicrafts, ceramics, embroidery, doll wearing a national costume, hand-painted Herendi- and Zsolnay china, Halas lace, Hungarian paprika, goose-liver, Pick salami, apricot brandy, Tokaj and other famous wines.
Where to shop?
Castle district - folk art, antiques
Market hall - food and drink
Downtown and surroundings of Attractions - folk art, antiques, other
Duna Plaza - XIII. Váci út 178., Gyöngyösi út metro station
Mammut - II. Széna tér; Moszkva tér metro station
Europark - XIX. Ülloi út 201., Határ út metro station
Lurdy Ház - IX. Könyves Kálmán krt. 12-14.
Pólus Centre - XV. Szentmihályi út 131., bus line from the Western Railway Station
Markets and flea-markets:
There are about 20 markets in Budapest. Flea-markets can be found at Ecseri út and next to the Petofi csarnok, where you can find lots of interesting things.
Shops are usually open from10:00am to 18:00 pm, except the bigger shopping centres, that have a longer opening until late evening. You can find lots of small non-stop groceries all around Budapest
Banks usually open at 8:00 am and close at 17:00pm
Post offices usually open at 8:00 am and close at 19:00pm
International emergency centre: 112
Fire service: 105
National Holidays and work-out days
1 January New Year's Day
15 March - National Holiday
1 May - National Holiday
20 August - National Holiday - St. Stephen
23. October - National Holiday
1 November - Halloween's Day
25-26 December - Christmas
The International phone code of Budapest is: +36- 1. In the city there are lots of public phones, from which about 50% work with phone card. Phone cards can be purchased in post offices or at news stands.
Electricity : 230 V