This is what you should take home from the Hungarian capital.
If you’re in the Hungarian capital these days, we highly recommend buying something unique Christmas present for your loved ones. Avoid the tourist-shops in the castle and Váci Street and check out these ideas instead.
Visit this year’s last WAMP on Sunday:It’s a community event where emerging Hungarian designers showcase their works. A place where design meets urban Hungarians, tourists and expats, and it’s also a meeting place for creative and trend setter young people. He you can find engravings depicting Budapest, designer clothes and plenty of unique jewelry for example. And it’s 100% sure that no one will give the same thing as you!
If you have any acquaintances who is interested in architecture, we can warmly recommend this recently published book: Hidvégi Violetta-Sebestyén László: Áthallások - Resonanzen - Allusions - Ybl in the Palace quarter. This book compares the work of Miklós Ybl, the biggest Hungarian architect of the 19th century and György Klösz, a prominent photographer of that era. This richly illustrated book compares these last century images with the current conditions. The text is in three languages: Hungarian, English and German, so it’s a perfect takeaway gift from Budapest
Budapest patterned Christmas tree ornament: We saw this Budapest-themed gift in the fair at Vörösmarty square and we can’t imagine anything more festive. You can also look around in the fair in front of the Basilica or at Óbuda: now these are the best places to find some beauty.
Talking about Christmas fairs: artisan jam / syrup / chocolate are another great thing to give. These fairs are the best spots for these special foods: all products are handmade and you can find such flavor combinations that you would never imagined.