The Great Market Hall or Central Market Hall, Market Hall I (Hungarian "Nagyvásárcsarnok") is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest, Hungary. The idea of building such a large market hall arose from the first mayor of Budapest, Károly Kamermayer, and it was his largest investment. He retired in 1896 and participated in the opening ceremony on February 15, 1897.
It is located at the end of the famous pedestrian shopping street Váci utca and on the Pest side of the Liberty bridge at Fővám square.
|Monday||6:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||6:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||6:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||6:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||6:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||6:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
Katherine Kester | Jul 20, 2018
While the exterior of the building is lovely, I would hesitate to say that the Central Market Hall is a must-see in Budapest. On the first floor you will find produce (mostly fruit when we were there), meats, paprika products, and a couple stalls selling baked goods. However, the stalls are virtually indistinguishable so its mostly random which you decide to purchase from. We were hoping to pick up a little something from a variety of stalls for lunch, but just ended up getting some fruit (which, to be fair, was quite delicious). The second level is basically one giant gift shop, however everything was very inauthentic and certainly, not local. There were also a few food stalls selling the typical touristy fare but nothing special. Overall, I had much higher expectations. The market is clearly oriented at tourists and seems to coast off of being housed in a beautiful building rather than the quality of the market itself. It might be worth a quick visit if you're in the area but no need to go out of your way.
Walter Atigian | Aug 2, 2018
This is a must see place in Budapest as it is a still active place populated by tourists and locals alike. There is not only a wide selection of food items here but an equally large number of craft and souvenir goods. Also if you would like to try some of the local cuisine there is a small restaurant on the top floor that serves goulash and more. Overall an busy place that is well worth the visit.
Rezaur Rahman Siddiqui | Jul 21, 2018
It's multistored craft market for Hungarian souvenir and food, more than 200 shops inside...famous for spices and hand made souvenir at cheap price, you should negotiate before purchased. 1st floor is dedicated for the show prices, magnet and traditional dress...usually they accept euro at equivalent price ft 300, you should change the money from the money changer..they offer 322 ft =1euro. We can have you lunch at 1st floor. I have purchased 3 set traditional dress for my family and interesting magic lock box....enjoyed lot...must visit destination for the
Jaclyn Manning | Jun 28, 2018
If you want an authentic Hungarian fresh market experience, this place is a must-see. Tons of fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, bread, baked good, smoked sausage, meats, and cold cuts. The list goes on. The place has such a lively genuine feel to it. Upstairs are small mom n' pop run eateries where you can enjoy delicious cabbage rolls and schnitzel.
SACHIT VARMA | Jun 24, 2018
Very good and pretty massive indoor marketplace for all sorts of authentic food and shopping! The restaurants inside are really nice and there are many many kiosks offering authentic and delicious Hungarian street food! There is also a grocery store in the basement of the market. This place is usually crowded on the first floor and with all the food kiosks, the walk way gets narrow with people on both the sides. There are plenty of souvenir stores as well but I found them to be a tad expensive. A very lively market hall dominated by food!
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