Central Market Hall
Central Market Hall
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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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1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Központi Vásárcsarnok
How to get there
  • Fővám tér • 2 min walk
  • Kálvin tér • 5 min walk
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3,105 within 3 miles
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671 within 6 miles
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Jo K
Worcester, UK6,428 contributions
Couples
The building is really beautiful and authentic. Tourist tatt on top floor (but lots of street food outlets too). Locals shop on the lower ground floor. There’s an Aldi at the back basement too. I enjoyed the walk round.
Written September 29, 2022
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DJ kingsley
Sudbury, Canada7 contributions
Couples
Market was ok, lots of cheap trinkets and souvenirs that look like they’ve been there a decade.

Groceries looked great from the vendors on main floor.

BEWARE ‘LANGOS’ on 2nd floor, ordered langos for 6990 hf, asked it I wanted extra cheese mushrooms etc, price doubled. Ended up paying $35 CAD for a breakfast wrap only to find many other scam reviews on other sites. Avoid.
Written September 29, 2022
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donavan94563
Orinda, CA153 contributions
The Great Market Hall in Budapest (in Hungarian Nagycsarnok or Vasarcsarnok) was built in 1897, and is the most beautiful and largest of all Budapest market halls. The market hall is not only ‘Great’ in its size, but is also great in other aspects. Most importantly the market is also central (5 min walk from the city centre).

The Great Market Hall itself is fantastic. It's vibrant and alive, and we loved browsing the different floors while taking photos of the beautiful lighting which spilled in from the upper windows.

While many European markets typically offer a good selection of inexpensive meals, the food stalls at the market seem to be focused on catering on tourists and inflating prices. As such, its a great place to visit and look around but not necessarily to buy.
Written September 24, 2022
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Zohar
Lod, Israel1 contribution
Couples
Very disappointing.
80% of the stores on the first floor are identical,
and there isn't really something exciting on the second floor. You can get the same food (maybe even better) at nicer places, for a similar price.
Written September 24, 2022
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A to the E
Chertsey, UK12 contributions
Couples
We heard about this place through friends and also TA reviews.

As many have said, downstairs there are several stalls selling fresh produce. The middle stalls have the more touristy items like paprika, wine, chocolate and chilli oils in gift form.

Upstairs there is a mixture of hand crafted and factory made items to purchase. You can friendly barter on the handcrafted pieces.

There is also a food corner with a mixture of local dishes some visibly better than others. Prices are OK if paying in HUF a Lángos (local flat bread Street food) is 1.500-3.500 HUF

Also there are paid toilets on the ground level.
Written September 22, 2022
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Dale S
Bristol, UK24 contributions
Couples
Beautifully colourful food hall on ground floor plenty of salami, sausages, meats, fruit, veg, cakes and of course paprika. Where I would imagine locals pick up many of their supplies. Upstairs on the first floor is more for the tourists, fridge magnet and keyring heaven. There are many other souvenir stalls with a few selling more individual items of a higher quality scattered amongst the tourist tat stalls. There are some fast food outlets also on this floor and to be honest some of the food on offer looked pretty good although I can't comment as I had already eaten elsewhere. If you are caught short there are toilets but have 250 forint handy to pay for their use (approx 50p sterling). Not a place I would visit again though unless I lived in Pest and wanted some quality fresh food.
Written September 22, 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,887 contributions
This place has it all – Fresh meats, cheeses, cured meats, fresh fruit, bakery, spices. You can also find household goods, as well as souvenir items.

Hungry? There are several restaurants to choose from where you will find good food at low prices.
Written September 21, 2022
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davidandmel
Birmingham, UK1,527 contributions
This is a lovely old building and worth a wander round to see the different food stalls - definitely the place to come to buy paprika! It is pretty touristy but is still used by the locals who come to shop for meat and fruit
Written September 19, 2022
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M T
8 contributions
Family
Nice place with some local products.
Went here to have a breakfast at the restaurant on the 2nd floor.

They closed every Sunday.
Written September 16, 2022
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Cat J A
Melbourne, Australia286 contributions
Within easy walking distance of the main pedestrian street, this was a must see in Budapest with free entry. The ground floor has lots of food stalls; fruit, cakes, delicatessens and veges - all beautiful and fresh. Up the stairs contains all the tourist souvenir stalls and with some friendly haggling, was able to pick up some great trinkets to take home. The highlight was the basement floor which was way less touristy and housed the pickled veg stalls. We watched the ladies pickle just about anything and then display it in jars on the counter. There is an Aldi in the basement which was great to pick up some supplies. Popped in to the market a couple of times to get picnic foods.
Written September 11, 2022
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  • Mon - Mon 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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