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Central Market Hall (Nagy Vasarcsarnok)

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Address: Vamhaz korut 1-3, Budapest 1093, Hungary
Phone Number: 36-1 366-3300
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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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We strolled thru this marketplace housed in a very old large building. There were so many vendors displaying their meats, fruits, cheeses wines, spices, and souvenirs. It really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was impressed with the way all the shops very organized and how they presented food they were selling. Makes you wanna buy it all. On the first floor you can try some food, but it is not a restaurant type , more of a fast food. It was fine, (***).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

They sell lots of different fruit and vegetables also souvenirs and clothes. It has two levels, on the second level, there are souvenirs and also food. The food was excellent and you get so much for your money, my husband had a huge piece of stuffed chicken with potatoes and salad for 1400 Hungarian money which is I believe around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The exterior of the building is just beautiful, so colourful and wonderful to look at as you enter the building you are met with a wonderful smell of a variety of fresh meats, fruit and vegetables as well as cooked meals. As you walk around you see a vast selection of all kind of meats, and vegetables (some which i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A great collection of businesses located under one roof for visitors to sample the small and taste of Hungary each selling traditional local Foods and Fresh Produce. A great exhibition of shops displaying Smallgoods, Spices, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Fresh Meats, Wines and Liquers, Dried Fruits, Baked Goods, Chocolates as well as souveneirs among other things. Upstairs, one can find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The exterior of the market building is beautifully restored. The main interior floor is a farmers' market like no other we have ever seen. The stalls offer hundreds of different food and drink items, all of which are beautifully displayed in a sea of colors. The upper floor is a retail market of items of interest to tourists. We found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We strolled thru this marketplace housed in a very old large building. There were so many vendors displaying their meats, fruits, cheeses wines, spices, and souvenirs. It really gave you a taste of real Hungarian traditional products. There were tasting samples and small shops were you could pick up lunch for take out. The aroma of this place will give... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Central Market Hall is simply a must go if you're in Budapest! They sell every possible kind of fruit and vegetable, cheese, sausage, and a loooot of paprika (among other things). The prices are low, but lowest if you walk further into the market (they know tourists usually stay near the entrance). Also, there are little restaurants and souvenir shops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Energetic, impressive, airy and full of colour and flavours. Fast food outlets reflect this. Bags and clothing very good value

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A very nice place to pass by for shopping Hungarian traditional products. Sausages, paprika, salami, cold cuts, variety of cheeses, wines, chocolates, fresh fruits etc. In the first floor you can find many small shops with souvenirs and smalls kiosks that selling food. For us we visited place and we bought all our souvenirs and also some traditional products. Prices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went to the Nagy Vasarcsarnok especially with one purpose -well, me at least, hubby was more interested in seeing the market- to buy a Grey Cattle steak to bring back home. There is a market stall almost in the middle of the hall, right alley, with a huge sign "Grey Cattle - Mangalitza pork" just go for it. They've... More 

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Address: Vamhaz korut 1-3, Budapest 1093, Hungary
Phone Number: 36-1 366-3300
Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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