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Central Market Hall

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Address: Vamhaz korut 1-3., Budapest 1093, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 366 3300
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Budapest's largest and most expansive indoor market, built in the...

Budapest's largest and most expansive indoor market, built in the neo-Gothic style, offers a variety of food stalls, from fresh vegetables, fowl and meat to wine and liquor shops.

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Phantastic food - great place to "taste" Hungary

I went here early morning (6:30 am) and the market hall already had quite some shoppers. It is more a delicatessen choice and you can taste an buy very small quantities of stuff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Palmyra, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are three stories of stores, restaurants, food carts and produce sellers. If you like to shop, this is the place for you. You can find items from all over Europe at affordable prices. The food venders offer excellent choices.

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Valinhos, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looks like municipal Market in São Paulo. You can find everything there, great for souvenirs and fresh vegetables! TRY THEIR SALAMI! Also got some cool bottles of Palinka!

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Asianexpert
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went here early morning (6:30 am) and the market hall already had quite some shoppers. It is more a delicatessen choice and you can taste an buy very small quantities of stuff. Great place to just start the day with a breakfast of everything HUngary kitchen has to offer. Who wants to have it a bit cheaper, can go... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Near to the Danube, this was an interesting building to walk around. There are cheap gifts to be had and we had a nice lunch at one of the market food stalls on the upper level..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old market hall (same temp as outside, but at least not raining). The bottom floor has stands of all sorts of local foods/ingredients - more of a traditional grocery market than a place to get prepared food. I got some very local pastries from one shop, fun to get a taste of the region. The stalls lining the upper... More 

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Exmouth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The market hall is fun to walk around and play tourist. Barring a pastry purchase however, we didn't purchase anything, and you got the feeling the place was more a tourist trap. Despite this however, it's nice to walk around and see different meat stalls and vegetables. Fun to pop into if you're already walking along the Danube, or on... More 

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Cardiff
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was quite looking forward to visiting but left really disappointed. It was not what we expected. The top floor is full of expensive tourist rubbish that can be sought in any other shop in Budapest. The food area is small and cramped and got really busy around lunchtime, there is no space to sit and enjoy the experience. The food... More 

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Berkshire, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Downstairs interesting - fruit & meat market ( as anywhere really ) with plenty locals stocking up - ok for paprika Upstairs tourist stalls, in general poor quality bric a brac We stayed about 20 minutes !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This covered market has a large variety of fresh food available, you can see all the types and cuts of meat and vegetables that are popular with Hungarians in Budapest. Upstairs you can find more stalls selling souvenirs (handmade embroidery, wooden carvings, etc.) and some cafes for a drink and a quick bite to eat. We had a nice snack... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were definitely about to go here as we were expecting some nice food, interesting stands and so on. We were surprised how many shops are in here, how many different meat shops and vegetable shops are there and still running. We like the fresh food available as well as traditional salamis and other meat products. And the bakery near... More 

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Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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