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Central Market Hall (Nagy Vasarcsarnok)

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Neighborhood: Központi Vásárcsarnok
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Address: Vamhaz korut 1-3, Budapest 1093, Hungary
Phone Number: 36-1 366-3300
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: Budapest's largest and most expansive indoor market, built in the...
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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Beautiful building and amazing market.

A truly beautiful building housing more stalls of food and produce than you could possibly want. Upstairs there eating places and souvenir sellers.Downstairs is mostly food stalls.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Budapest central market hall, a local market that is very clean for a traditional market. Lot of shops inside, selling everything from fresh meat, veggies, souvenirs, foods and others. Worth a visit and should try the food there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A truly beautiful building housing more stalls of food and produce than you could possibly want. Upstairs there eating places and souvenir sellers.Downstairs is mostly food stalls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We visit Central Market since it has so many good reviews and yes it worth the visit. In this place you can find a little of everything, from desserts, restaurants and souvenirs. It's a big market so take your time and enjoy this fantastic place. They have a money exchange inside. Actually if your are looking for a Mc Donald... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The market is huge and arranged on two levels in a rather impressive building that alone is worth a visit. The food stalls on the lower level are perhaps more interesting than the upper level's souvenir ware stalls. It is also very crowded upstairs especially around the restaurant above the main entrance. and along the narrow walkways. The toilets are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Magnificent displays of fruit and vegetables on the lower level stalls. Other food stalls selling meat, alcoholic drinks, and paprika. Upstairs are gift and clothing stalls, also all very nicely displayed. Well worth the 15 minute walk from the centre of Pest down to the market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Right at the end of the pedestrian Vaci Utca and close to the Chain Bridge which gives you great views down the Danube and access across to the Gellert, this market is a gem. The stalls are varied and exciting. Some stallholders are unspeakably rude; others overjoyed to see you. You can buy cooked food from the stalls on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Not a place to rest, large crowds on a Saturday. Mostly souvenirs on the upper level where the restaurant is busy. Very good place to by tinned caviar or goose liver. Great sausage stalls. Basically on the river bank.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Where the locals buy their food - a great insight to Hungary's agriculture sector. There are also cafes and a supermarket in the basement in case you need toothpaste too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were expecting more Hungarian street food but there were very few stalls selling it, and the prices were quite high with rather low quality. Wouldn't come again and wouldn't recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great experience with local handmade craft, authentic Hungarian food, fresh market of meat and vegetables.

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