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Central Market Hall

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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
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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Clean and colorful

This is a very clean market inside a very charming old building. The ground floor has all the meats and vegetables, paprika, sausages. The second floor has the restaurants where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lincoln, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Nice market for local food groceries and definitely stop by on 1st floor for some local street food.

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Thank Mladen M
Constanta County, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a really nice and interesting market, you can find anything you want here. It looks like an old train station and it has everything you can think of: souvenirs, clothes, food, it's like a farmers market for tourists.

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Lincoln, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very clean market inside a very charming old building. The ground floor has all the meats and vegetables, paprika, sausages. The second floor has the restaurants where you can try Hungarian food. It's also where you can find very reasonably-priced leather goods, such as handbags, backpacks and coin purses - mixed in with traditional Hungarian embroidered linen,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the central market to do our souvenir gift shopping. The building is immense and well organized. The leftmost aisle is mostly produce, the middle mostly foie gras/meat shops and the right aisle is spices, honey, mushrooms, etc. There are many exceptions. Upstairs are souvenir gift shop type items - clothing, postcards, dolls, and, for lack of a... More 

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Thank Stuart M
St Petersburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

City's biggest market place at the end of (beginning of) main tourist street Vaci utca. Opens at 6 am and closes early, Sunday closed. Ground floor is mainly for locals. You can find fuagra and spices at this floor. 1st floor is totally for souvenirs. The prices are not cheap though. Try to go early to feel local atmosphere. In... More 

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Thank Eyrice
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Central Market Hall is a must see especially if you are interested in all things food related. Butchers, bakers, fish mongers, vegetables, fruits, souvenirs... you name it can be purchased here at very reasonable prices.Everything is clean and well organized. The food court and restaurants upstairs are extremely busy but well worth it. Make sure you have change for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very similiar to St. Lawrence Market in Toronto, Canada. It is a covered market for numerous independent vendors. Products include items that appear to be packaged for tourists, e.g., different types of paprikas, goose liver. This is a multi-level building for which each floor generally carries different categories of product, e.g., fish in the basement and cooked local foods and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to visit to go souvenir shopping. We visited on our last day and picked up dome Nick Nacks for the kids and ate at the street food stalls on the upper level. Well worth a visit!

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Fairborn, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bottom floors have multiple food vendors and food courts. We had a great experience, when we tried to buy some pastries and only has U.S, currency. When they said they only take Hungarian or Euro currencies, a local man stepped up and paid the Euros. (after he refused my offer to reimburse him, he finally agreed to take U.S. currency... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience. Food was a bit pricey at some vendors on the second floor so be careful! Leather goods were from Italy.

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