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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 #3 of 44 shopping in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Spent around 2 to 3 hours walking inside this market hall. Although there is a wet market at the ground level, it is surprisingly clean and not smelly at all. Gives a good glimpse of what the locals buy for a normal day's meal. 2nd floor of the market has loads of souvenir shops at decent prices. There are also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This market hall has a nice busy market atmosphere where you can buy fruits, peppers, sausages and other specialities. This is best for buying your obligatory souvenir in form of dried peppers or one of the famous hungarian sausages. However, if you walk around you wil notice that a lot of the stands offer literally the same goods from the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was one of my favourite places/attractions that we visited. Its full of locals, which I always think is a good sign. The hustle and bustle was amazing, the food, the drink, the products available and the atmosphere just blew me away. You can taste most things if you ask, we tried various sausages, cheeses and a schnapps, all were... More

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Ljungby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Oh my god, this is heaven. I love this place. A need to go if you are in Budapest We bought paprika paste for Gulach soup and you get to taste it too. Marvelous.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A lot of duplicate merchandise from stall to stall and ended up buying a scarf that we later saw elsewhere for less than half the price. When we asked about the material of the scarf, the merchant gave us false information, so please BUYERS BEWARE!! We didn't eat at any of the eateries though we did get two slices of... More

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Well, we really like to visit traditional markets. However, this one has little to offer except nice architecture. The downstairs food stalls are pretty average...nothing to go out of your way to see. And the upstairs tourist souvenir section is a nightmare. Junk, junk and junk. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. Also, the upstairs stalls serving local... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Some nice fresh stalls downstairs with fruit, veges and meat. Clothing/souvenirs are all a bit underwhelming. Watch out for the women upstairs in the langos shop, they will try and rip off non-locals!!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Really cool place to experience and eat. Everything is a bit similar to each other. I would suggest getting a Langos and a Budapest goulash soup although there are lots of other places to get these as well.

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kiryat motskin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Nice place which let you know budapest people. Great place. If youre here it nice to be here. Meat .clothes everywhere. Also fruit and some more things

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I love this place! I come back there for shopping everytime I visit Budapest. You can buy there hungarian spices and salami, real salami, many kinds of it. There are also meat and other food. Upstairs you can find souvenires, and eat great local food!! I recommend LANGOS, its great hungarian fast food! Try it!

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