Local handicrafts and artisanal items to pick up on your trip

Traditional Handicrafts
Folkart Centrum offers traditional Hungarian handicrafts from pottery and embroidery to folk costumes. V. Váci utca 58; tel. 36 1 318 5840.www.folkartcentrum.hu

Handpainted Pottery
Since 1826 the Herend Porcelán manufactory has made beautiful handpainted porcelain, from small pieces to full dinner sets. V. 11 József Nádor tér; tel. 36 1 317 2622; I. Szentháromság tér 5; tel. 225 1051; VI. Andrássy út 16; tel. 36 1 374 0006.www.herend.com

Babaház (Dollhouse)
Handmade dolls with porcelain hand-painted faces, in traditional Hungarian costumes or Victorian attire. Only natural fibers used; dolls can be made to order. IX. 14 Ráday utca; tel. 36 1 213 8295. www.dollhouse.uw.hu

Vass Shoes
Exquisite hand-made and made-to-measure women’s and men’s shoes in the city center, still at affordable prices. V. Haris köz 2; tel. 36 1318 2375. www.vass-cipo.hu

Magyar Pálinka Háza (Hungarian Palinka House)
Pálinka, a fruit-based spirit, is for Hungarians what vodka is for Russians. Wide selection from small distilleries based on fruits grown in Hungary. VII. Rákóczi út 17; tel. 36 1 338 4219.

Bortársaság Wine Store
Broad range of Hungarian wines from all regions. Tasting on Saturday afternoons. I. Batthyány utca 59; tel. 36 1212 2569. www.bortarsasag.hu

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