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    PAPRIKA: THE BEST PAPRIKA

    by balhannah Written Apr 26, 2014

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    Hungarian Paprika

    I noticed there was plenty of Paprika for sale as I walked around the shops and stalls at Szentendre
    I thought they must be big eaters of this spice, which I believe they are.

    Since 1529, Hungary has been growing its own species of Paprika. The Hungarian Paprika is often specified in recipes because it is bright red and said to be sweeter with a richer flavour than Paprika grown in other countries. This is why Hungarian Paprika is often specified in recipes.

    Hungary is one of the leading paprika producers in the world...

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    THE WHOLE LOT!: PLENTY OF SOUVENIR SHOPS

    by balhannah Updated Apr 23, 2014

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    Souvenirs shoppers paradise! Well, I think so!

    Once I entered the old village, I turned a corner and found a street full of quaint shops. Some were actual shops and some opened out onto the footpath. Further investigation took me into small arcades where I found many stalls selling beautifully embroided linen. So sad that I didn't need any! The stall holders were lovely - NOT pushy at all!
    I looked around, amazed at the amount of different items for sale, and the reasonable prices.

    I came across a stall where all the items were made from wood, so I bought some handmade chess sets, complete in a box. For no extra cost, the shop -owner carved the name of the person I was giving it to as a gift, onto the box. As I bought more than one, he reduced the price without me asking. .
    I was one very happy customer!

    In the old town centre were more shops, this time selling clothing and different types of items.

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    Ekzer studio (not sure..): "Handmade" glass items

    by Turska Written Oct 20, 2013

    We saw this glass at their window, and went two times to see it. Finally, just before we left the town, we had to go and buy it. We had only a little money, so we could only buy one version. There was three different. It´s like a schnapps glass, but we don´t use it. It´s just a decoration for us.
    I´ve lost the name of the artist.

    What to buy: Jewellers and glass items

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    see the photo: Tea and chocolade

    by Turska Written Oct 20, 2013

    I bought good tea and some chocolade from opposite side of street from marzipan museum. Can´t find the name, but you can see how it looked like from this photo.

    What to buy: tea and chocolade and some other delicates

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    Szamos: Marzipan

    by Turska Written Oct 20, 2013

    I hate marzipan, but my father and my husband loves them, so we vivited here also. They said it was good staff. Must belive them, since I didn´t try, and couldn´t say.

    What to buy: You might guess.. Many flavours. My husband choosed selection of different flavors to paper bag. There was also ready to go gift boxes.

    What to pay: Not much

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    Belle Epoque: A family run folk art shop in Szentendfre

    by atollak Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Belle Epoque is the best place in Szentendre to find Hungarian ‘country style’ interior decoration articles and authentic artisan souvenirs.

    The shop is located a few paces from Szentendre’s “Fo ter” (Main Square), it operates in a typical Szentendre Mansion which has been built in 1860 and is now a national monument. The shop is equipped with beautiful, century-old furnishings.

    What to buy: You can get various hand made, handwoven textiles such as: table linen, kitchen towels, century old laces, decorative covers, old Hungarian folk outfits, embroidered pillowcases and a lot more...

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    Főtéri Ajándék: Souvenirs at main square

    by HLam Written Nov 12, 2009
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    A friendly souvenir shop for great offers on hand made souvenirs, Hungarian Paprika spices, paintings, T-shirts, clocks, postcards and much-much more! And I promise you, you wont find it cheaper anywhere else in Szentendre!!

    Based in a traditional, 300 year-old red building on the middle of Fő tér (main square), you can't miss it!

    Run by a family, they are always happy and greetful. A lot of the souvenirs are made by hand in their workshop - maybe you would like a fridge-magnet, plates and mugs with pictures of Szentendre or Budapest or a working clock with hand made motives? In this shop, you'll find whatever you are looking for. Maybe the thing you are looking at has a nice story behind it!
    The times I have been there, I have heard them speak both Hungarian, English, Deutsch and Russian, apart from chatting with the guests in several other languages.

    In the second floor of the historical building, there is a great Music box museum, showing gramophones and other musical boxes from up to 300 years old - all working. It is a stunning view! If you are interested, check out the exhibitons home page in the links under.

    I enjoyed knowing the souvenirs I bought were special, hand crafted from the person I was talking with on the other side of the counter!

    If you are interested in finding your way to Szentendre, or planning a trip to the shop, or need any other information, don't hesitate to contact me at the e-mail given under.

    What to buy: Apart from the "regular" souvenirs, like magnets, keyholders, postcards and t-shirts, they have a wide selection of home made souvenirs, wines in beautiful bottles, spices and other gifts and craft unique for the shop alone.
    Through the shop, you can enter the music-box museum, an interesting break from long walks in this charming little city!

    What to pay: The shop is cheap compared to the other shops in Szentendre, despice it's location at the middle of the main square. Paprika is sold at 350 forints (or €1,30), a price I dare you to find anywhere else in the little town. Souvenirs vary from smaller items at around 1 euro, some of the bigger items, like wooden clocks or big plates are more expensive. Entrance to the music-box museum in the second floor is 600 ft (or about €2) - with a guide taking you through the entire museum, showing the machines and telling you their stories.

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    Glasses

    by mvtouring Updated Apr 15, 2009

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    At some of the souvenir shops in Szentendre, especially on Bogdanyi, you will find these stunning glasses. Aparantly they are made here and not exported anywhere. The prices were good, but their stock was rather low.

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    Paprika

    by mvtouring Written Apr 15, 2009
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    Quite a number of the souvenir shops in Szentendre sell the various strenghts of paprika. You can buy it in all kinds of different forms, like dried or powder form. Paprika is widely used in Hungarian cooking, they make the best paprika here, so buy some and take it home to friends and family.

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    Paprika

    by gigina Written Feb 22, 2009

    What to buy: • Some of the souvenir shops in Szentendre sell paprika of different sorts in different forms, like dried or powder form. You will probably not find the fresh vegetables in the souvenir shops, but will for sure find it on the menu at the restaurants as paprika is widely used in Hungarian cooking.

    • Some advice -- buy your ground paprika in a grocery store or small market. No need to pay tourist prices -- and it will be fresher and you'll have a choice of more varieties. . For more information about paprika see my Hungary page. Much more in the tourist shops

    • When visiting Hungary, you've got to buy some paprika. There are all kinds of tastes: sweet, hot. Prices vary, so pay a bit of attention. It takes you 10 minutes to walk trough the city centre, so you can always go back to 'the cheap place'.

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    Hungarian pottery

    by gigina Written Feb 22, 2009

    When you are in Hungary, especially when you are in Szentendre, you have to buy some pottery. This is souvenir nr. 1 here. When you first want to look what to expect of this, go and look in the Kovacs Margit Museum (Vastagh György Utca). Here you can find the work of pottery artist Margit Kovacs, who lived from 1902-1977

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    You´ll see it everywhere: Look for Hungarian pottery.

    by Pieter11 Written Jan 4, 2005

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    What to buy: When you are in Hungary, especially when you are in Szentendre, you have to buy some pottery. This is souvenir nr. 1 here.

    When you first want to look what to expect of this, go and look in the Kovacs Margit Museum (Vastagh György Utca). Here you can find the work of pottery artist Margit Kovacs, who lived from 1902-1977.

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  • everywhere in Szentendre: Paprika

    by Maeve_81 Written Sep 21, 2004

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    paprika

    What to buy: When visiting Hungary, you've got to buy some paprika. There are all kinds of tasts : sweet, hot, ...

    What to pay: Prices vary, so pay a bit of attention. It takes you 10 minutes to walk trough the city center, so you can always go back to 'the cheap place'.

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    Paprika EVERYWHERE!!

    by shrimp56 Written Jan 6, 2003

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    Some advice -- buy your ground paprika in a grocery store or small market. No need to pay tourist prices -- and it will be fresher and you'll have a choice of more varieties.
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    For more information about paprika see my Hungary page.

    What to pay: Much more in the tourist shops

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