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Central Market Hall

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 6:00 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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Vamhaz korut, 1-3, Budapest 1093, Hungary
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Reviewed yesterday

Fun and bustling market on the first floor; trinkets and clothing on the second floor. Paprika selections are all great. Produce is better in the summer than in the winter. Go sniff and sample!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank actionjak1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you love shopping, don’t miss this place. Lots and lots of shopping and the food level it very high. Lots of great food for a great price. There is a lot of souvenir shopping so you will leave with all kinds of goodies for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rizznizz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to food markets all over the world and this seemed to underwhelm me. First the produce stalls are mostly all the same...lines and lines of them. Then there are the raw meat stalls...yawn. Then the paprika vendors...lines and lines of them. What disappoints...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good place to get in all of Hungary, souvenirs and food all sold at cheaper prices as compared to the Xmas markets. Small little supermarket in the basement.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jillie_sg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow, we went around 1pm on Saturday and it was so crowded. So many people around the 2nd level restaurants that it was tough to get past them.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jaimew578
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The market is really huge. The sellers are friendly and kind,they offer fresh fruit,vegetable, hungarian specialities etc. The prices are reasonable.We definitely recommend to visit this place!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank letmesea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Genuine, full of hustle and bustle place selling both food and bags and nick knacks We stopped and had a langos as per recommendation and although we had a 30 min wait it was worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Swede66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mr Jekyle and Hyde or the heaven and hell .... Why so ? The building itself is very impressice piece of industrial architecture. Inside is a typical - sometimes very busy - market place where many local people buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other things....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ivan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of food and things to buy, a bit on the higher side when it comes to souvenir etc but lots of variety. Must definitely visit if in the city

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cutieajv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for some fresh produce, souvenirs of Budapest or just some good ol' people watching, check out the Central Market Hall! Good early to beat the crowds!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ActionAdventure1
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December 2, 2018|
Response from Elegance07 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, According my information December 24 & 25 & 26 & 31 are Public holidays in Hungary so the market is closed. Hope this is helpful. Cheers
November 18, 2018|
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Response from lizlisony | Reviewed this property |
It is a tradition in Hungary/Budapest that markets and shops kept closed on their National Day, 15th of March. Next day, the 16th of March, everything would be open as usual.
October 14, 2018|
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Response from Laily Z | Reviewed this property |
No need tickets to enter the market. I like it because the atm machine is near the entrance 🤣. You can pay using euro or forint. Normally, i would convert first to see which currency is cheaper to use.
Travel Forum Posts
Vaci street (6 Replies)
How far and how long it takes is the walk on Vaci street from Vorosmarty Ter to the Central Market Hall?
May 05, 2014|
Response fromRawlee|
It depends on your speed. It is only 1,2 kms away, it would take me about 10 minutes, but I walk fast.
Boston, Massachusetts
May 1st in Budapest (8 Replies)
Hi, I did a search and found a post from 2008 about May 1st. It says that all shops will be closed on May 1. I browsed through many museum websites and seems like the museums will stay open on May 1. Is that true? How about Central Market Hall? And the Szecheyni Baths? Will we have trouble finding restaurants open? We are staying at an apartment, will supermarkets be closed too?
April 07, 2009|
Response fromy2000k|
One more question: I understand there will be May Day festivities at Heroes Square. Can anyone tell me what time it starts/ends? Is it an all-day celebration?
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Besides my itinerary, what can't I miss... (12 Replies)
Any suggestions very, very much appreciated... My eleven year old daughter is a souvenir collector (e.g., in Venice, glass candies became her favorite thing in the world very quickly). I like architecture and history, followed by wonderful restaurants. We have two days at the end of March. First day we arrive early am, check in and I plan to take the red bus, full circuit then drop off at Citadel for photos (is there a good museum there), then walk to Castle District (should we first...More
March 13, 2012|
Response fromPal V|
Your geography is a little strained. I suggest you download Google Earth and trace you plans and look for ways to be a little more linear. And remember Buda is mostly a very tall hill. And an idea. In the evening walk the embankment and enjoy the lights and the cafes. Very beautiful. Mostly just have lots of fun.