Memories of Hungary is a gift shop I fell in love with when I visited them for the first time. It's not your run-of-the-mill souvenir shop filled with a collection of mass-produced key chains and t-shirts. The arts and crafts carried by Memories of Hungary are all hand-made by a select group of contemporary artists. They are traditional yet modern, unique and creative.
Folk art from the different regions in Hungary, embroidery, ceramics, textiles and porcelain comes in both traditional and modern forms. Matyodesign, Local Wear and Folk Fashion, known for combining old folk traditions with contemporary fashion, are also sold here, as are vintage wines, pálinka brandies, hand-made chocolates and original Hungarian inventions, like the Rubik's Cube. Jewelry, home decor and design items, clothes, books and seasonal gifts like traditional Christmas ornaments and painted Easter eggs are also available. In addition, there is a Hungarian tapas bar on site where a repertoire of dishes from the famous Hungarian cuisine can be sampled along with wine and pálinka tasting. An affordable daily menu is also offered.
Memories of Hungary has two locations. Their downtown store is located next to the Basilica and they also have a store at the airport (T2, Skycourt).
Shop: 9 am to 10 pm, daily
Tapas Bar: 9 am to midnight, daily