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Central Market Hall

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Neighborhood: Központi Vásárcsarnok
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Address: Vamhaz korut 1-3., Budapest 1093, Hungary
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+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
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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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Expensive street food!

The market itself was a huge and attractive building, with lots of colourful stalls that were a joy to walk around. On the upper level there was a row of quite low-end street... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ground floor full of veg, butchers etc. Mainly inhabited by locals. Upper floor tourist hub with souvenirs & local crafts. Some food outlets also. Be aware closed on Sunday! Lovely building. Worth a ramble!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The market itself was a huge and attractive building, with lots of colourful stalls that were a joy to walk around. On the upper level there was a row of quite low-end street food, which tasted OK but was really nothing special. We were shocked at the high prices of the food. I don't think locals eat here somehow!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really impressive market hall, very fun to see. The first floor has a restaurant and lots of stalls with lace and souvenirs. The ground level is the best part though. Rows and rows of stalls selling fruits, vegetables, cured meats, cheeses, spices (especially paprika), honey, unicum, hungarian wines and spirits, and so much more. It's also a beautiful building inside,... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see as an experience, would love something like this in ok. Downstairs is food market, upstairs is crafts, gifts and cafes. Bar at front corner from Road does great tea and coffee too. Just a shame you can't bring more food stuff back

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Thank Donna M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only the building worth it! Very nice market, and huge. You can get lost looking the small shops downstairs, full of fresh fruit, meats, sweets and all typical hungarian food (souvenirs as well). On the first floor, it's olenty of more souvenir shops, and restaurants with local food. May be a bit priced, but it's nice! But, is it's winter... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place shows the everyday life of locals buying their daily food supplies. On the second level, there were food stalls selling local hungarian and international / european food. I tried the local hungary street food and everything was affordable. Souvenior shopping is also available

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to spend an hour or so ...particularly on a cold winter day. Paprika, truffles in season, fruit, vegetables, caviar, foie gras -- its all here. And that is just the first floor! Take the stairs or escalator at either end to the upper level for locally made lace, tablecloths and clothing, buttery soft leather gloves, lots of leather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of hours immersed in these markets & could easily have spent longer. It was the perfect respite from a bitterly cold winter'/ day & it gave us an opportunity to mix with locals buying for their homes as well as tourists like us. There were some fabulous foods, the smiley pickles are a must & some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must see visit to catch some genuine Budapest feel. Stalls stacked to the top with real foods, genuine food stuffs and not full or tourist tat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For the tourists, the first floor had pastries while the second floor provides the souvenirs and meals. Don't know what this place is like when it was busy but I was here just as they opened and had food that was nice and hot.

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