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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
Phone Number:
+36 1 366 3300
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

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

Mixture of touristy and local stands. Nice atmosphere on the ground floor with great range of butchers, fruit and veg and bakery stalls. Worth popping into.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Mixture of touristy and local stands. Nice atmosphere on the ground floor with great range of butchers, fruit and veg and bakery stalls. Worth popping into.

Thank terrynev
Denton, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you enjoy markets, this is the place for you...and, it is indoors as well! Everything imaginable is for sale here from fruits and vegetables to meats to candy to paprika to clothing and souvenirs. Plus there is a food court that is pretty much all Hungarian traditional or street foods. There is a bar as well upstairs. The sights... More 

Thank MarkMM55
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a special place and a "must" to see in Budapest. You can visit any time, the best way to go there is using tram No.2 on the Pest bend of the Danube. It is a line offering fantastic view. You have to get off at the green bridge. The building of the market was made in 1897 and... More 

Thank ZsuzsaNagy
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place is you like the market scene this is the place! Everything under the sun including food and drinks..

Thank Steven L
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The market looked impressive at first glance. But dig deeper and you will see that most of the fruits, veg and meats are definitely pricey. The supermarkets and shops on the streets offer better prices. I'm not even going into mentioning the souvenirs. Don't bother. You are better off shopping elsewhere. Plenty of specialty shops in Budapest offering better prices... More 

Thank Joan L
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Central market Hall is a true covered market and locals come here to purchase groceries, meats, fish, liquor and desserts. it is also a magnet for visitors, since it has an emporium of Folk Arts and souvenirs without a match in town. For those on a budget or for those who crave Hungarian street food, the food court is... More 

Thank Gabriel H
Harrington, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Should be on every tourist's must do list. The ground level is mainly foodstuffs, of which there is a mind numbing variety of produce. The deli stalls particularly are beautifully decorated with a dazzling display of vibrant colours. Upstairs there are curios, craft, clothes, etc. and a huge variety of restaurants and food stalls. We were there at lunchtime on... More 

Thank 49philt
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the covered market with our tour group yesterday, then stayed on to look further by ourselves. We didn't explore the basement area at all, the ground floor has fresh fruit and veggies, meat, deli products and a couple of bakeries, whilst the top floor has handcrafts, souvenirs etc. There was plenty to see on the top floor, and... More 

Thank kevdeb5
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit lots of local produce the vegetables and meat look and smell amazing , there are local objects to buy on the top level together with various food stalls, there are toilets on site

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of good food, drink and trinkets. It has a good layout too, nice wide aisles on the ground floor. Well worth a visit

Thank Pete F

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