Shopping for Handicrafts and Souvenirs in Szentendre, Hungary

Shopping for Handicrafts and Souvenirs in Szentendre, Hungary

Szentendre, Hungary

Szentendre, Hungary

Take a 30-minute (19 km) drive north from Budapest and find the artist’s colony of Szentendre (Saint Andrew), a small riverside town along the Danube. A day of shopping at great prices can be found, without the hustle and bustle of being in the large and sprawling capital city of Budapest. If you’re not driving, the local train (HEV) will take you on a 40-minute ride to this charming town.

Szentendre, Hungary

Szentendre, Hungary

If museums and galleries are more to your liking, Szentendre has a countless number to offer, including the famous Kovacs Margit Museum.

This town with a population of approximately 20,000 inhabitants feels like a step back to medieval times, with its beautiful Baroque-style churches, ornate iron work and white-washed buildings with thatched roofs.

In the mood for some authentic Hungarian food? Then you won’t be disappointed with the choices in Szentendre – there are more than two-dozen restaurants, cafe’s and confectionery stores to tantalize your tastebuds.

Shopping for Souvenirs in Szentendre, Hungary

Shopping for Souvenirs in Szentendre, Hungary

Now back to shopping… this is the place to visit for all those souvenirs you want to take home from Hungary and at much cheaper prices (up to 50% less) than what we found in Budapest; leather goods; Pashmina scarves and shawls; paprika – sweet or spicy; Hungarian pottery; hand-carved wooden boxes and toys; national dolls; embroidered tablecloths, linens and clothing; Hungarian wine and spirits.

Shopping for Souvenirs in Szentendre, Hungary

Shopping for Souvenirs in Szentendre, Hungary

Tip: make sure you wander the cobble-stoned streets and scour the shops before making a purchase, as prices will vary from shop to shop for the same item and if you buy at the first place you see you may kick yourself later.

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