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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 #4 of 53 shopping in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We went to this market early one morning to get a cup of coffee. Surprise.. American coffee is hard to come by! The market is the hub for shoppers doing their weekly shopping We noticed a lot of meat markets and few bakery's (like at home) We were able to buy an apple strudel and we did find a decent... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The market is near the Danube, and only yards from the southern end of Vaci Utca. The building itself is impressive, looking more like a grand old brick railway station, or part of a church. It has huge arched windows, and a beautiful tiled roof, with the brightly and multi-coloured tiles forming geometric patterns. Inside is a joy for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You have to go here if you are in Budapest. So much fresh fruit and meat, clothes, bakeries and what not. We came and bought stuff for breakfast every day. So much to look at, you can have freshly made sushi or juice or candy, anything you want!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a covered market hall where you can find traditional product (specially foods) of Hungary. It has also many souvenirs to buy. In the first floor you can find some traditional street foods to eat. Definitely worth a visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Central Market Hall can serve as a one stop shop to buy all of your souvenirs and keepsakes from Budapest and Hungary but there's more to it than that. The huge building has food retailing as its core activity - fresh meat, fish - select one from those swimming in a tank if you wish, bread, fruit and vegetables... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This place where you can take a walk or shop for souvenirs or treat yourself with some Hungarian speciality food. Amazing displays of fruits,deli's.

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Almost time to leave Budapest and you haven't yet found that perfect souvenir? Visit the Central Market Hall! Reminds me of the market at South Street Seaport in NY, but with more local color. Whether you're looking for dolls, magnets, purses, paprika, candy or whatever, it's here! And be sure to stop at the food court area upstairs for a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Cool to see locals buying normal market goods: fruit, veggies, meat meat meat. Upstairs lie the souvenirs; some worth it some crazy overpriced ($11 for a coaster? ?) Need to find needle in haystack. For linens, ask about hand vs machine made.

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Zapopan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The market is nice to visit even if you don't plan to buy any souvenirs. I'd say the souvenirs here are cheaper than you'd find on the other tourist places. The only down side is that is full with tourists and you may find it hard to walk around some times. But still it's a nice hall and if you... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We dropped in here a little late as most places were closing up for the day but there are lots of stalls, selling everything from fresh meat and fish to local spices and alcohol. Good for getting those little gifts for home. Worth a look.

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