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Central Market Hall (Nagy Vasarcsarnok)

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Neighborhood: Központi Vásárcsarnok
Flea & street markets, Malls, Shopping & Fashion
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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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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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Vibrant market

An indoor food and shopping market, reminds me of the Boqueria in Barcelona. Lots of fruits, vegetables, sausages, and meat stands. What was missing for me was a stand that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

An indoor food and shopping market, reminds me of the Boqueria in Barcelona. Lots of fruits, vegetables, sausages, and meat stands. What was missing for me was a stand that could make fresh fruit juices! Upstairs were many kiosks selling local products...the secret boxes, the dolls, the table clothes, chess sets, leather bags... Also upstairs were food stands. We didn't... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Don't buy your trinkets from Budapest anywhere else! Stroll around the grand market hall for fun gifts and food items. They have delicious treats upstairs to try! Tons of Hungarian good upstairs and a full functioning market downstairs. We spent 2-3 hours just strolling and enjoying the foods and products. There was a cute little restaurant upstairs that had live... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Local markets speak a lot about the place and are a must visit to understand local culture and people. And the Central Market reflects Budapest well. Its vibrant, colourful and a lot of fun. One of the best places to visit around lunch time so that you can grab a bite from the various stalls on the first floor. Along... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Locals food market downstairs and tourist stall upstairs along with some very tasty food stalls and lunch self service restaurant with live folk music 12-3pm. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Very nice place with full of small kiosks shops and stands with very good quality of food. If you know the right stand you can buy very good quality of products. Also souvenir is much cheaper than anywhere else, and there is some great fast food upstairs.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Let me start off with the langos. Wooow is all that someone can say. Super tasty pastry made like a plate that you can fill in with all kinds of fillings. We had one with ham, cream and cheese, and one with Nutella for almost 5 Euros. It may seem much, but they are so tasty and will keep you... More 

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Scunthorpe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A large building. On the ground floor is the main fruit, vegetable and meat stalls. The meat stalls selling all cuts of meat we no longer see in our butchers shops. There is a wide variety of fruit and vegetables,.spices and salami,etc. Down in the basement are the fish sellers and a small supermarket. On the first floor although smaller... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Grab lunch and take a quick tour during your visit to Budapest. Reminiscent of Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia

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Kongsberg, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit to the hall, but it was easy to see which parts of the setup were for tourists. Everything downstairs -- the meat, veggie and eatables-- were for locals. But when you got upstairs, it really felt like the stalls were selling their "authentic" Hungarian products primarily for tourists (I mean, I doubt too many Hungarians... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good quick lunch or snack on 2nd floor along with lots of touristy gifts plus some fun shops. First floor is a classic city market - fun to stroll around and perhaps pick up picnic supplies for an expedition to the Buda Hills. Don't miss the basement for great pickles. A secondary attraction but it is easy to combine a... More 

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