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Central Market Hall (Nagy Vasarcsarnok)

Vamhaz korut 1-3, Budapest 1093, Hungary (Központi Vásárcsarnok)
36-1 366-3300
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Ranked #4 of 56 Shopping in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Malls
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Goods!  You'll find fruit, vegetables, specialties and souvenirs of all kinds in this, one of the largest market halls in Europe. Renovated in the... more »
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Fresh vegetables, fruits, all sorts of meat, fish, sweets, etc, you can find the real taste and smell of Budapest, and i would dare to say Hungary right here.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This Central Market is a MUST to see. There is such a large variety of all sorts of foods available. From fruits, vegetables, meats,small goods and pastries. Just the smell of these exquisite foods makes a person hungry. The market is huge and just take your time and wonder through this aged old building and just enjoy. Also the upstairs... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

+ the sight itself --> certainly go there - tooooo crowded --> don't go there (mostly tourists) Only go there if you are not claustrophobic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is truly a great place. From fresh vegetables, fruits, all sorts of meat, fish, sweets, etc, you can find the real taste and smell of Budapest, and i would dare to say Hungary right here. We went in the morning, and had lunch there, in a great restaurant with live music and all. Even though it's a market, it's... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I finally visited the Market Hall, after many visits to the city when I didnt get round it. I am glad I did, some of the merchandise is extremely high quality and great value. Of course, there are odd stalls selling usual tourist tat, but most vendors were offering lovely Hungarian folk art. The food quarter is also worth a... More

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Fairfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Food and produce stalls downstairs, food and vendor stalls upstairs and crowds everywhere, particularly in the AM when locals are buying their produce. It is definitely, fun, busy, a lot to see and worth the visit. Check out the butcher stalls and the different meat offerings, nothing goes to waste. Depending on where you're from you'll get some type of... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was a walkable location near the river and other attractions. This huge hall has non-perishables upstairs and food on the main floor. Upstairs features clothing, keychains, lace, crystal for all your friends and neighbors and the main floor has alcohol, paprika and other food you and eat

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Big market in nice building with fruit and veg and meat on the ground floor and tourist junk on the first floor. There is also some fish in the basement. It is worth a look and nice enough but if your time is limited I would not make it a priority. There are a lot of smoked meats and tinned... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is huge and an attack on all your senses Visually it is breathtaking not only the architecture but the vibrant colours of many of the stalls with peppers chillies paprika and an abundance of beautifully displayed fruit and veg. In addition there are lovely smells and the hustle and bustle of a working market. There are stalls selling... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Went here on a rainy day and it was worth the walk. Huge indoor market - ground floor is all fresh produce and some of the best selection of fruit and veg, meat and local produce you can find. Upper level has souvenirs bar and bistro often with live music. Some nice stuff on sale here. I hate markets generally... More

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