Market Hall - Grand Market Hall - Nagyvasarcsarnok, Budapest

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1093 Budapest, Vamhaz korut 1-3 +36 (1) 217-0052, 217-6965

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    the Grand Market Hall

    by call_me_rhia Written Feb 26, 2005

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    the great market hall, sideview

    The Great Market Hall is not exactly a great shopping experience for the average tourist (unless you have access to a kitchen) - but it's an enlightening visit nonetheless.

    The building - built in the late 1800's in neo-Gothic style and restored in 1994 - is amazing. What's even more amazing, inside, is the types of salami on sale. Hundreds of different types of them.

    There are also plenty of vegetables and paprika stands - but they were less impressive. On the second floor there are dozen of tiny shops selling traditional (?) Hungraina crafts - especially tablecloths. it's a bit of a tourist trap.

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    The Central Market Hall

    by Pieter11 Written Jan 26, 2005

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    The biggest one of the five market halls that were built at the end of the 19th century, ids the Central Market Hall. It is situated at the end of the Vaci Utca, the biggest shopping street of the city.

    The big building originally had a canal inside from which the goods could be transported. When the transport by road improved, the canal was closed. Throughout the years the hall reached a very bad condition. Therefor, in 1994, there was decided to renovate the intire building. Today it has the same dynamic and glorious look as it used to have.

    Allthough the canal inside has disappeared for a long time, the visitors can still enjoy the large amounts of fresh good, meat, vegetables and flowers. Especially the smell inside is impressive. At one time you smell fish, at the other time you smell flowers.

    It is to be recommended to visit the Marker Hall at saturdays. Then it is the most popular with the locals. Then you can see how many people fit inside the building.

    Mondays: 06:00 - 17:00
    Tuesdays - Fridays: 06:00 - 18:00
    Saturdays: 06:00 - 14:00

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    Grand Market Hall

    by daryll Written Dec 21, 2004

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    Grand Market Hall

    Worth trip to the Market Hall, to have a closer look of local delicacies and spices (paprika especially) local favourites, Mouth watering pastries and scene of bargaining among vegeman and butchers.

    1st Floor of the market hall, lots of souvenirs and local handicrafts.

    The food stall offers the most reasonable price if you're looking for traditional hungarian food such Goulash.

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    Let's go shopping.

    by belgianchocolate Written Oct 15, 2004

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    Budapest has a few market halls on the pest
    side. We ran into a couple a little later.
    But the ones they are proud off is this one.

    It opened in 1902 and got renovated not
    that long ago. It is a huge building in more then
    one floor. The ground floor is for food ,
    meat , vegetables. I bought myself a fantastic
    souvenir. A bag of beans , special colors.

    The upper floor has some restaurants and
    what I think some awfull needlework.
    We ate here as well. Great food.
    I also bought some wooden puzzles for 'Joost'.
    I'm a godfather.

    Here tourists and locals mix nicely together.

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    Market Halls (Vasarcsarnok)

    by acemj Updated Dec 11, 2003

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    This is an enormous covered market in a beautiful building with a six-storey high roof that makes the space feel enormous.
    You'll find everything from the heads and every other part of animals to spices to flowers to t-shirts. It's a great place to stroll.

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    by DrewV Written Oct 2, 2003

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    Nagycsamarok: mmm... paprika...

    The great market hall of Pest is a fantastic place to get paprika, sausage, and all sorts of Hungarian delights. The wondrous smells will knock you over when you walk in the door, and as you explore, the joy becomes even greater. It's just super-cool and super-cheap. I highly recommend it, just for the experience.

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    Csarnok (Budapest Flea Market)

    by babi017 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    If you're like me than you love Flea Markets. The Csarnok offers you everything you are looking for when it comes to your souvenirs. In the fall and winter you will find the best prices. The summer tends to raise the prices due to heightened number of tourist that visit.

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    Market, forget it's name!

    by bonio Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This is the best market I've visited lately! Downstairs meats, cheeses and veg, all good stuff if you're having a picnic, and upstairs clothes and bars - with home cooked food marvellous fun, noone spoke any English I have no Hungarian but we got by and had a great time, wish we found it earlier!

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    The enclosed market. This pic...

    by Martin_S. Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The enclosed market. This pic shows the outside of the market when approaching from the direction of the Duna river (about 1 block).
    This is the largest enclosed market I have ever seen, it is quite impressive with two floors, the lower being food stuffs and the second clothes, food, and souveniers.

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    Nagycsarnok or central market.

    by richiecdisc Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Great old building from the outside and bustling market inside, I found the highlight were numerous inexpensive but very authentic food stalls on the upper level where you could try a lot of different foods for next to nothing.

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    Visit the central market hall!

    by rabbit Written Aug 24, 2002

    It's a big, two-storey market hall where you can buy lots and loads of dried tomatoes, red peppers, garlic, salami, ham, paprikapowder, wines, spirits, handbags, fabrics and textiles... simply anything you can think of!

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    Learn about Mushrooms

    by halikowski Written May 18, 2014
    mushroom display

    There are three display panels at the back of the market: they deal with mushrooms in deciduous, coniferous and grassland habitat. Mushrooms are graded according to their comestibility and toxicity.

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    You can get anything here

    by MelanieBee Written Apr 17, 2006

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    This huge hall is crammed with stall selling anything from embroidered table cloths to a decade's supply of paprika!

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    Market Hall

    by Gili_S Written Aug 26, 2005

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    The market hall was really nice surprise to me, very big and very clean, lots of food items and other interesting stuff. Some are tempting to taste or buy.

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    Budapest Market

    by msocolin Written Mar 21, 2005
    Market Hall

    This is a very big market that's allways crowded. Here locals buy food as well as many other things. The building itself is beautiful when looked from outside.

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