The largest and oldest indoor market in the city, Central Market Hall, offers a variety of food, candy, spirits, and souvenir stalls. Let your mouth water as you wander the first floor of this Neo-Gothic building past fresh produce, meats, sweets, spices, liquors, and wine. The second floor houses mostly souvenir shops and eateries, and the basement features butcher shops, a fish market, and pickled goods. Built in 1897 and restored in the 1990s, this market was the idea of Budapest's first mayor, Karoly Kamermayer, and is now one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Try local specialties, such as deep-fried lángos. To visit Central Market Hall and other attractions in Budapest, use our Budapest day trip planner.
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Central Market Hall reviews
cool building and interior. the food markets are very cheap and have great produce/ meat. a big tourist trap on the second floor: filled with lots of little souvenirs and expensive restaurants.
cool building and interior. the food markets are very cheap and have great produce/ meat. a big tourist trap on the second floor: filled with lots of little souvenirs and expensive restaurants. more »
We went to explore the market based on several recommendations received from other people. It has a lot of local food and souvenirs but nothing really more. I would have expected it to be more...
We went to explore the market based on several recommendations received from other people. It has a lot of local food and souvenirs but nothing really more. I would have expected it to be more... more »
The hot food was pretty good as long as you like that food menu anyway. If you pay in euro the conversation rate might inflate the price. If possible pay on Hungarian having checked for good value first. Be prepared to barter and to compare with other stalls since many items are sold in different stalls. The alcohol was cheaper than in supermarkets. The cakes we're good being not too sweet but flavoursome. The carved wood Santa Claus figures were as high as €500 though endearing. I also saw a local get a better deal than me on a table cloth until I asked for the same deal. My friend was charged more than the exchange rate when paying in euro by about €3 on a €15 item. I questioned this but it was too late. He said something about exchange rates were variable blah. This would be a 5 star had I not had to wheel and deal so much else lose out.
I loved it in the great market hall! the architecture and the size of the building was very impressive. Overall, mostly vegetables and meat is sold here. But you can also find many Hungarian souvenirs like paprika powder. There is also a small bakery that sells amazing strudel with many different filling options for a low price. It is also nearby a beautiful bridge where you can enjoy your food and the view.
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