Black Friday confusion in Hungary

Black Friday is the second last Friday of November every single year. But for some reason, there is a general confusion about Black Friday in Hungary. This isn’t a new phenomenon in 2018, but it has been so for a couple of years. What is the consequence? Black Friday in 2018 is officially November 23rd. …

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What is the Grand Market Hall in Budapest like?

Budapest is a city with fantastic buildings, and an amazing panorama as you walk along the Danube. But, one of the most fantastic places to walk around is in the Grand Market Hall, at least if you have a kitchen you can use afterward to prepare some royal meals. The Market Hall is a melting pot …

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Sunday shopping returning to Budapest

Since March 15th in 2015 all shops in Hungary had to remain closed on Sundays, with a few exceptions. This law however did not last too long, and as of April 17th 2016 shops are free to stay open on Sundays again. The entire matter of closed and open stores on Sundays has had 100% …

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A new era has started with shops closed on Sundays!

For a long time people in Hungary have enjoyed the liberty to go shopping whatever they want to, also on Sundays. That is why even the Austrians would cross the borders and come to Hungary on Sundays to go shopping, while all shops in Vienna and elsewhere in Austria are closed on Sundays. But, a …

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Is Budapest an expensive city?

How much money should I expect to bring with me if I am travelling to Budapest from the UK for 4 days on a holiday? Is it expensive? First of all thank you for your question. Considering the fact that you will arrive from the UK Budapest will seem quite a lot cheaper than what …

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Corvin shopping center opening today

Budapest newest shopping center is opening today. The name of the center in Hungarian is Corvin Bevásárlóközpont, and it is a part of the project named Corvin Sétány (Corvin Avenue). This is a project in the eight district of Budapest, known as one of the worst districts in the capital, demolishing old and ugly houses, …

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H&M – now in WestEnd Citycenter Budapest

For shopping freaks who like H&M it is for sure good news that H&M now can be found in WestEnd Citycenter as well. For a long time WestEnd has been lacking this popular fashion shop but not along they opened up their new shop in WestEnd, so you do not have to go to centers …

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