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Central Market Hall

Open Now: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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“food stalls”(267 reviews)
“sausage”(341 reviews)
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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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Hours Today: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Vamhaz korut, 1-3, Budapest 1093, Hungary
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+36 1 366 3300
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 April 2004

A visit to this vast market is a must for people who want to experience the Budapest locals. It is a treat for the eyes. Red peppers everywhere,sausages in every form(even one over six feet high),goose pate and fruits and vegatables as far as you...More

49  Thank Inspiration35694
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I had heard about the traditional Budapest street food "Langos" which is something like pizza with cheese filling and topping. Was also told that they usually cost about 3-4 US dollars each. So when I saw a stall selling Langos in the beautiful Central Market,...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hundreds of indoor shops for fruits vegetables and meat products . Hungarian Paprika is worth tasting and buying and please click a photo of these bunches of colourful paprika. Good place to enjoy authentic hungarian food on first floor and good tit bit shopping. Keep...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent an hour wandering around the market and it was infers to see all the different foods and drinks for sale. We had already looked at some items in the supermarket and they were a bit cheaper here. Downstairs is all produce and food/drink related...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Undercover lively, busy local market with busy upstairs food stalls selling local dishes. Best to avoid at lunch time as it can get very busy.

Thank Tomkat33
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want fantastic local and international foods at a great price then this is the place for you. So much choice and not to busy before lunch time

Thank 61Dave
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday morning. There was a mix of locals doing their shopping at the market and tourists like myself. The top level has numerous stalls selling craft work and tourist souvenirs. The range of embroidered tablecloths was almost overwhelming. Several stalls had mystery...More

Thank 904tanyah
Reviewed 2 days ago

Central Market Hall is huge and very popular (crowded). The ground floor is a marketplace with meats, paprika, cheeses, paprika, fruits, paprika. I guess you have to take some paprika home. We did. The upper balcony is where the restaurants are located and a multitude...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth to visit the market to check the atmosphere. The “restaurants” on the first floor are overpriced compared to the normal prices in this kind of market food.

Thank 426istv_nn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a massive cavernous building. The first floor has wonderful stalls with all sorts of things. The paprikas here are much lower priced than the stores outside. Locals come here to buy their supplies. Abundant display of sausages, pork rinds, meats, veggies and peppers....More

Thank OneDCTraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are close to the Gellert Hotel area, cross the bridge and walk to the Great Market Hall. This place is an experience for all your senses, you will find all kind of colorful fruits and veggies, salami and sausages, different types of paprikas,...More

Thank Caminante1234
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful market. Locals buying their produce and meat for the week early on a Saturday. We tourist arrive to buy gifts of paprika, lavender sashes and snacks. A place to visit for sure. Don’t miss the outdoor food market just west of this! The best...More

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15 October 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.
30 December 2017|
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Response from Mariana v | Reviewed this property |
I did a bit of research and it will be closed, as the 1st Jan is a national holiday This site confirms it budapest by locals - great-market-hall
Anjeza S
11 November 2017|
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Response from emeraldsroses | Reviewed this property |
I also agree that eating outside the Central Market Hall is a better idea. There are so many places along Vaci Utca that are more affordable and have more seating options. Just browse around the CM Hall and get an impression... More