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Central Market Hall (Nagy Vasarcsarnok)

Address: Vamhaz korut 1-3, Budapest 1093, Hungary (Központi Vásárcsarnok)
Phone Number: 36-1 366-3300
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Ranked #5 of 64 Shopping in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Malls, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Budapest's largest and most expansive indoor market, built in the neo-Gothic style, offers a...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Malls, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Mon 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Catania, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The ground floor is nice, full of Hungarian specialities but I don't really think people from Budapest do shopping there. The second floor is a turist trap. You can go if you want to buy souvenirs, nothin more.

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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to shop, have lunch, pick up items for a picnic or just people watch, come to this immense Market Hall. The interior features three levels with the ground floor loaded with produce stands, bakeries,and butcher stalls. Upstairs are souvenir shops with a wide variety of good and inexpensive choices as well as a number of Hungarian style... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

When I first walked into this market I was faced with a row of stalls absolutely loaded with fruit of all shapes and sizes, it was hard to resist. There is also plenty of delicatessens and fresh meat stalls selling all traditional Hungarian foods. On the second floor are various clothes stalls and cafes again selling typically Hungarian fare. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Loads to look at - stall sellers can be a bit huffy if you try on too many hats! lol but xmas decs very pretty if a little pricy

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Hertfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is Budapest's main produce market. I've seen some covered markets in my time and, although this doesn't match somewhere like the souks of Marrakech, it certainly is very impressive. Here, innumerable stalls sell meat, salami, fruit and vegetables in huge quantities - all fresh and beautifully displayed. There are stalls selling chillies and paprika too, basic essentials of Hungarian... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The central market is big with 2 floors and a basement level which contains the Aldi supermarket. The 1st floor are where one could find fresh groceries while the 2nd floor is mainly eateries and souvenir shops. There were 3 main type of shops on the first floor which are paprika shops, butchers and fruits stalls. It was pretty clean... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

When I have been in the Central Market hall was a strange sensation at beginning, but when I was inside everything became amazing!! Different colours everywhre, full of hungarian people while screaming in a strange language to promote theirs own products, traditional clothes and of course a lot of typical hungarian dishes and wine as well. In my opinion is... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This market is well laid out and has a spacious feel to it. If you were staying in Budapest on a self-catering basis then this would be a good place to come to buy your food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This market is huge and i think it has everything in one place...fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, alcohol, pastries, clothes, souvenirs. Everything looks so fresh and delicious. On the second floor there a number of eating places that serve Hungarian dishes. Food is priced reasonably and there are a variety of dishes. They also sell mulled wine which seems to go... More 

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Haifa, Hefa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

it wasnt the buzzing market that we were expecting it was just another market with some small stalls of meat veggies and spices had a bit of a touristy feel to it although there were lots of local shoppers we bought few stuff to eat and got out

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