We stayed at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus which was located right at the heart of downtown. Just behind our hotel was a square which was lined up with worthy European brands like Stradivarius, Bershka and more. There were also ATM's, banks and popular restaurants like Hard Rock Cafe. But the best part was that the narrow cobbled streets that connected to the square displayed a whole new spectrum of products like Hungarian secret boxes, pictures of Danube and Unicum - a herbal bitter liqueur that was tailored to the culture of Budapest. Naturally, this became an ideal spot for us to come for breakfast and for late dinners as it was always lively.
The first day we decided to explore the city on foot and made our first stop at the three-story central market hall located next to the Danube River. It was the largest market hall of Budapest located indoors that contained all sorts of groceries, trinkets, and worthy souvenirs. Other than having an impressive history, like all the buildings there, the place also seemed to me as the prettiest market hall with its neo-gothic architecture.