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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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  • The building has a massive stone facade and inside is built out of steel beams, with easily 60ft ceilings... being a traditional market, the stalls are set up in squares like little permanent shops... 
    The building has a massive stone facade and inside is built out of steel beams, with easily 60ft ceilings... being a traditional market, the stalls are set up in squares like little permanent shops...  more »
  • Good place to buy souvenirs like paprika for Hungarian Goulash soup. Nicely packed with recipe included. I bought 11 packs and Tokaji No 6 (sweet wine, no.6 being the best). Cheaper than... 
    Good place to buy souvenirs like paprika for Hungarian Goulash soup. Nicely packed with recipe included. I bought 11 packs and Tokaji No 6 (sweet wine, no.6 being the best). Cheaper than...  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.
  • An extremely beautiful market in Budapest. Definitely a must visit for any tourist, especially to understand the culture better. There is an area serving authentic Hungarian food - that was truly an experience I enjoyed. Don't forget to try the spicy Paprika and the Goulash. Incredible stuff.

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