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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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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Great Place to Shop for local products

This was a real treat. We were able to pick up different types of paprika here. Also local products like honey, meats & Wines. We really enjoyed this little bit of Budapest

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Milton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was a real treat. We were able to pick up different types of paprika here. Also local products like honey, meats & Wines. We really enjoyed this little bit of Budapest

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful market and a must to see whilst in Budapest. Lovely Hungarian foods and wines and drinks - very cheap.

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Finksburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place has just about anything you could imagine. We walked in and just saw stall after stall of fresh vegetables, fresh meats, cheeses, spices, pastries. The sights and especially the smells were just amazing. We went up to the second level to look around. First we saw souvenir vendors everywhere and finally came upon the food court. The area... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Loved the goulash and all the sights and sounds of the market. Great place to spend a couple of hours. Easy to get to and so much great food on offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Although the souvenirs are pretty much the same from booth to booth on the second floor the produce, meat and cheese, and baked goods booths on the first floor are gorgeous. Eat at the cafeteria at one end in the second floor. Upon local recommendations, I had the fried goose leg. Delicious! Hubby had Hungarian goulash. Hard to go wrong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We visited Budapest in March, 2015 and went to this HUGE Market Hall toward the end of our trip. It has everything anyone could possibly need or want in food, drink, souvenirs and trinkets. It is mind-boggling how large an area if covers and its neat to just stand and look around and take in the sights, sounds and smells.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a kind of city market that sells many souvenirs and local cuisines with affordable prices compare to what's available in city centre. It's clean, tidy, comfortable for shopping, and there are some money changers on it. Down under the market there is ALDI supermarket. Moreover, the market is easy to access with public transportation. Don't skip these attraction... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a must visit on any trip to Budapest. The building itself is old, huge and quite beautiful. Yes, it's busy with many tourists and many stalls catering to those same tourists, but it is an amazing space nonetheless. And if you're in the market for some paprika, this is a good place to find it (it's everywhere). And... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This market is everything you want in food, crafts, beer and people watching. Fabulous pancakes on the second floor - yummo. Great place to buy paprika, herb and other foodstuff. Crafts galore a well. Spend an hour or two and you will discover a wonderful marketplace.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

inside the facade is a huge warehouse area filled with fresh food and clothing plus limitless tourist tat, a shoppers paradise,(I'm not a great shopper) plus a good number of street type food outlets, the food did look good but the crowds overwhelmed the area. Was it worth a visit, yes, just for the atmosphere, did we spend, yes, presents... More 

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