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Central Market Hall, Budapest

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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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  • Very big market, however mostly tourist traps, very repetitive, nothing very interesting. We stopped to get a Langos at the local stand, the queue was very long and slow, would recommend to get it... 
    Very big market, however mostly tourist traps, very repetitive, nothing very interesting. We stopped to get a Langos at the local stand, the queue was very long and slow, would recommend to get it...  more »
  • Massive building that looks somewhat like a railroad station. Hundreds of shops and stalls selling fresh produce, souvenirs, alcoholic drinks, paprika, etc. Also lots of food stalls selling local... 
    Massive building that looks somewhat like a railroad station. Hundreds of shops and stalls selling fresh produce, souvenirs, alcoholic drinks, paprika, etc. Also lots of food stalls selling local...  more »
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  • A beautiful and large market, intended for visiting tourists. The place is clean, tidy. On the first floor there are lots of stalls selling meat / sausage and stalls selling mainly paprika souvenirs. On the second floor lots of amazing and unique souvenirs as well as fast and delicious food stalls. The place is worth a visit. experience.
  • Awesome market. Its not the products but the architecture of the building. Fascinating variety of shops. For a tourist like I was, for me, it was a great place to look close into the culinary side of Hungary. Talk to local people. The sight of fresh veggies is always a pleasure.

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