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“Don't eat before you visit!”

Central Market Hall
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Ranked #96 of 599 things to do in Budapest
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Budapest's largest and most expansive indoor market, built in the neo-Gothic style, offers a variety of food stalls, from fresh vegetables, fowl and meat to wine and liquor shops.
Reviewed 19 September 2013

I was expecting to see fruit, veg & meat - but what variety and quality? Salamis, cheeses and Hungarian spices abound. Upstairs there are numerous small serving counters with a mouth-watering array of local dishes, including alcoholic drinks. There is an excellent choice of the usual kitschy souvenirs, raning from tea-towels to fridge magnets; Hungarian dolls to salad spoons.

Thank zhuhai2007
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"food stalls"
in 243 reviews
"sausage"
in 320 reviews
"stalls selling"
in 135 reviews
"upper floor"
in 128 reviews
"indoor market"
in 90 reviews
"fruit and veg"
in 71 reviews
"leather goods"
in 60 reviews
"goose liver"
in 49 reviews
"foie gras"
in 42 reviews
"locals shop"
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"huge market"
in 40 reviews
"hungarian paprika"
in 38 reviews
"food stands"
in 42 reviews
"for sale"
in 78 reviews
"buy souvenirs"
in 39 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 170 reviews
"liberty bridge"
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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

The market is huge, and architecturally interesting having been designed by the Eiffel company.

However, don't go there to eat in the cafés above - overpriced, rubbish food designed for the undescerning tourist.

There is also a lot of the usual tat. But there are some hidden gems especially lace and leather goods. The ground floor with the fruit and meat, is an eye opener. And don't miss the basement level for the fish and pickle counters.

Thank Julia I
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

If you are looking to buy local arts and crafts, this is the place. It is ok to see, nothing spectacular, just nice. But the arts and crafts are a lot cheaper than out on the street.

Thank Fatima C
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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

A great market with good shopping.
The building is not as impressive as we were expecting.
Try a Langos upstairs. It is a bit crowded but worth the squeeze.
Most shops dont take credit cards but there are cash machines in the market.
Be aware of the exchange rate. We got a bit confused by all the zeros and were slightly fleeced by a trader who we think took advantage of the fact that we were buying lots of little things.
Buy some paprika, much tastier than what you get in the UK and the saffron is raally cheap.

Thank Sah1962
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Yes, I would very much concur with Stella's experience. Lovely foof markey downstairs but don't go up to the first floor to eat - foof is bad value and beer a rip off. One common scam that would seem to be widespead is adding on substantial sums of extra money to what is already an over-priced bill. When challenged they may make up something like the extra money was charged as a deposit on the beer glass. If in any doubt, ask them to itemise the bill.

Thank Tim R
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