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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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Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Prata di Pordenone, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went to the market to grab some groceries for our vacation rental. I was slightly hungover from sampling Hungarian palinka the night before. The amazing goulash upstairs from one of the food booths cured that immediately. The fish market on the bottom floor is also a treat. Recommend buying paprika here!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Highly recommend you visit this grand place. Supermarket in basement, fruit, meat, cheeses, lots of spices sold on ground floor. One side of first floor sells Hungarian meals, other side is full of souvenirs at half the price of the same items sold in the souvenir shops.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Plenty of fresh produce and Hungarian cuisine to choose from, you really are spoilt for choice. The salami on offer is delicious. Upstairs, there is more than enough stalls offering many souvenirs and various items of Hungarian culture. Great idea to stock up on souvenirs!

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

In our many travels we have found public market places tell us more about a place and it's people than almost any other experience. The Budapest Central Market was no exception. We made two visits during our five days and the food on the hoof was as good as the sit down option. It was our one stop shop for... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Although it is very touristy in comparison to other more local markets in other parts of the city, the Central Market Hall located in a magnificent building is THE place to go to purchase Hungarian produce such as palinka, kolbasz as well as take full advantage of the countless stalls of tasty street food. It is affordable, delicious and local... More

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