Southern Pest shopping

Top Choice Market in Southern Pest


Completed in 1897, this is Budapest's biggest market, though it has become a tourist magnet since its renovation for the millecentenary celebrations in 1996. Still, plenty of locals come here for fruit, vegetables, …
Drinks in Southern Pest

Magyar Pálinka Háza

This large shop stocks hundreds of varieties of pálinka (fruit brandy). Szicsek and Prekop are premium brands. Pálinka-filled chocolates make for an unusual gift.
Market in Southern Pest

Rákóczi tér Market

Rákóczi tér has been home to this handsome blue-and-yellow market hall since 1897. Renovated in the early 1990s after a fire, the market contains all the usual staples: fruit, veg, cured meats, pasta, cheese and bak…
Fashion & Accessories in Southern Pest

YLKA Design Studio

Home to a half-dozen young local designers, YLKA Design Studio is a workshop and a showroom. Its eclectic collection includes fashion, leather goods as well as handmade designer lamps. You can meet the designers in …
Music in Southern Pest

Liszt Ferenc Zeneműbolt

The Ferenc Liszt Music Shop, stocked with mostly classical CDs as well as sheet music and books of local interest, shares space with a branch of the Libra Books chain.
Toys in Southern Pest


Dolls and their fabulous period outfits are made in-house here. The friendly owner does a nice line of teddy bears and fabric flowers as well.
Mall in Southern Pest

Bálna Budapest

Best appreciated from the opposite side of the Danube, the 'Whale', a striking glass structure, was designed by Dutch architect Kas Oosterhuis and built around two existing warehouses on the riverbank. It houses the…