Central Market Hall

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 1093 Budapest, Vamhaz korut 1-3, Hungary
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 36-13663300
  • Ticket Price: 40 HUF
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Food And Drinks, Market, Architecture
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The central Market Hall is sure to be an exciting place for any foodie. Vibrantly colored food stalls, oriental spices, freshly cooked delicacies, fresh vegetables and delectable meats. You will be able to find it all and more here. This indoor Market area was damaged in World War 2 but has regained its former glory and continues to be a very important place in the daily life of Budapest.

Housed in an old and imposing building, this sprawling market will surely tantalize your taste buds and perhaps even inspire the chef in you. Do take some time to explore this area. You can buy souvenirs, gifts or even just stroll around. Be sure to try out the pickles and the pickled onions which are simply delightful.  The Langos are a definite must try if you are here. You can choose to explore aisle by aisle or roam around at random. This place is sure to surprise you. There are a lot of activities to try out here so make sure you have enough time to go through it thoroughly.  

  • Do try out the Hungarian cookery course while you are there.
  • Do not forget to try out the Langos which are a Hungarian specialty bread made of yeast and topped with cheese.
  • Take cash. No credit cards are accepted here.
  • Try out Fakanal Restaurant it is cheap and popular. 

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  • Central Market Hall Address: 1093 Budapest, Vamhaz korut 1-3, Hungary
  • Central Market Hall Contact Number: 36-13663300
  • Central Market Hall Timing: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Central Market Hall Price: 40 HUF
  • Best time to visit Central Market Hall(preferred time): 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Central Market Hall: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 14.99% of people who visit Budapest include Central Market Hall in their plan

  • 21.28% of people start their Central Market Hall visit around 06 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Central Market Hall

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

60.61% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Central Market Hall

People normally club together Vaci Utca and Gresham Palace while planning their visit to Central Market Hall.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • So this place is likely a tourist trap, but as tourists, we enjoyed visiting. We were able to sample a wide array of traditional foods, do some souvenir shopping and get a feel for local culture. The prices were a bit more than we anticipated, it was quite crowded, and it was hard to find a place to sit with our meals but everyone we crossed was very friendly and we ended up enjoying the time spent in the market hall.

  • Fun market. Prepared food upstairs with a couple of vegetarian options. The "quesadilla" the two of was a feat of engineering. It was a football sized treat of folded cheesy bread bursting with fresh vegetables. The market itself is similar to many other European produce and meat markets. A legitimate stop if you need to buy something, and a fun stop for the tourist who has never been to one.

  • The Great Market Hall in central Budapest is Budapest’s most famous marketplace. Whilst many locals still use the market hall as a place to buy their groceries, the market is incredibly popular with the tourists too. Locally grown fruits and veg, and locally sourced meats are found on the lower floors, and souvenirs including lace, chess sets and leather goods are available in the upper floors. As well as individual ingredients, it is possible to pick up homemade local delicacies like goulash and langos from the food stall upstairs.

  • Great place to buy some important daily needs in cheap price with so many options. The design and finishing touch of this building is just outstanding. Place worth to visit and it is not open whole day because most of the shoppers are from countryside with fresh items. Cheap, Clean & well managed.

  • Great space to do some shopping for basic needs or souvenirs. As for me, I preferred to come by for a freshly made pastry for breakfast. Lots of traditional stuff (palinka, paprika, sweets, etc) that you buy at low prices. I would recommend to check out a few counters inside before purchase - helps to save some money.

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