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
We got there early in the morning on a week day and there were not a lot of people there. It was also rainy and cold. We had thought to buy food, but did not and ended up going to the supermarket... more »
Floor level has fruit/vegetable, meat, bakery, and spice vendors. Smartly had the fish and wild game in the basement to separate the smells. Upstairs had lace, collectibles, souvenir, and food... more »
Many people told me I would love this place and guess what? They were completely right. You have to go! This is an indoor market in here you can find anything you could imagine from cheese, bread, meat, souvenirs, and the most delicious foods and drinks from Budapest. I end up going in here because I was going to go to a culinary walk from the people of taste of hungry and I loved my tour because I got to try and taste many different things in this amazing market. I never felt cold or hot.
I cannot fault this place. The Central Market Hall is an essential Budapest experience. Mountains of fresh food on the ground floor. The choice is amazing. Plenty of food bars and souvenir stalls on the upper floor - all of them far cheaper than the dedicated stalls and shops elsewhere in the city. I can definitely recommend buying a langos. Just "plain" with sour cream and cheese. Yummy.
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