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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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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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Beautiful architecure, especially with the christmas decorations...

The biulding looks nice outside and inside...inside especially when it's already dark and the christmas decorations are lightened up. There are many little places to buy suvenirs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Marta Z
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The biulding looks nice outside and inside...inside especially when it's already dark and the christmas decorations are lightened up. There are many little places to buy suvenirs, or simply - food to eat - fresh vegatables, fruit, fish, meat, etc...Aldi is in the basement of it ;) In the 2nd floor there are bars and local cousing fast foods...it's good... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The central market is a good place to visit if you want to sample / buy a bit of everything Hungarian - From Paprika to meats to embroidered lace and other handicrafts and souvenirs, it is a one stop shop for all. The prices are not really pocket friendly but if you are short on time this is a good... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While it seems to be geared more towards tourists than locals, this is still a great place to buy Hungarian tasty treats and souvenirs, whether it be sour cherries, pastries, puzzle boxes, crepes, paprika, alcohol and much more. We walked around here for at least an hour and came out with heavy bags and light wallets.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very historic indoor market selling everything from souvenirs to veg, fruit, meat in fact everything you could want as a resident of Budapest, I would most certainly shop there, everything was so fresh.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A large indoor local market which serves locals and tourists. The prices are a bit higher than in local department stores. On first fl. you may find a huge variety of meat, cheese, veg, fruits and sausages. On second fl. there are stands with typical Hungarian craft and clothes as well as "fart food" stands.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This old school bazaar gets attraction of both local people and tourists. You can see people shopping daily needs or as a tourist you can buy souvenior better prices than most other downtown shops. Also dont leave before tasting delicious local fastfood upstairs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Vast indoor market with a tremendous offering of fruit and vegetables and an array of fresh, smoked and cured meat all on the ground floor with a small gift market on the upper floor with some local food stands.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We expected to have local experience out there. But seems like most of the stands were selling goods for the travelers. Food is rather expensive than other places in Budapest. Not recommended for people who wants to travel like a local.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was looking forward to visiting this market as I'd seen it on a TV documentary before visiting Budapest. i'd have to say it didn't quite live up to my expectations but I'm still glad I went and I wouldn't throw it away as time wasted. I do like the look of the market market building both inside and out.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We made the Market Hall our destination one day and it was great. The whole first floor is food. Everything from fruits and vegetables to fresh meat and many types of sausage. Of course there were vast amounts of paprika and and local liquor. Pastry goods, cookies and candy were in abundance. Very different experience than in the US. The... More 

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