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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The central market place which was renovated in 1991 or thereabouts is one of the oldest and possibly the biggest indoor market of its kind in the city of Budapest and brings together a lot of small Hungarian shops selling a wide variety of items from vegetables, fruits to ham/sausages to eating stuff to clothes so in that sense it... More

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

During a recent trip to the Balkans that included Budapest, Hungary, we were given a tour on foot by the son of some close friends. We had agreed to go to the Central Market Hall. Due to his enthusiasm for trekking, we almost ran out of steam before we got there. But it was worth the shlep. This was our... More

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Seinajoki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We visit there ,there is nothing special. We take some photos and goin ground floor (aldi) bying cola. Thats it! If You live in Budapest, this is bt´rilliant place byt vegetables, fruits ,meat and etc. No need to buy chicken in my hotelroom... :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited the Central Market Hall on our first day in Budapest and on first impressions being impressed with the array or fresh fruit and veg, decided to make the first Hungarian purchase since our arrival, only to be short changed and paying 6 times the amount it should have cost! After taking a few moments to get used to the... More

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is very much a thriving market. On the ground floor are many butchers and greengrocers - for the locals. How do they all have enough business? On the upper floor there are the tourist stalls - OK if you want that sort of thing. Definitely worth a stroll around here.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Interesting place to walk around, but nothing overly unique about the place. Lots of stands selling vegetables and fruits. Several places selling wine if you're boarding a cruise ship. Suggest you go to the back left side of Market (as you face front entrance) as prices there seem to be more competitive versus other shops nearby.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is an awesome place to come and visit if you are in Budapest, whether you are on a budget, or you can afford to spend more. Definitely try the food-court upstairs, with various traditional Hungarian delicacies. There is not a lot of seating there, but there are some tables and bar stools to eat your food. What to try:... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This grand, and very busy, market hall is a must-visit for all. Fresh produce, fruits and meats await on the first floor while tourist souvenirs and eats rise above on the second. We honestly went back 3 times to find a specific "Ushanka" military fur hat that my sister first tried on at the beginning of our trip. Plenty of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

This place is huge and on three levels the basement level being an Aldi supermarket. The ground floor is just rammed full of stalls selling local produce. There are lots of meats and specialities include foie gras and caviar. The upper floor was packed with souvenir stalls, to be honest they all stock similar things at the same price. The... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood. Eateries and merchandise on second level. Not a lot of pastries, but good bread.

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