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Budapest Central Market. Opening hours, how to arrive, what to buy

Budapest Central Market

An unmissable place where nothing is missing. Meat, sweets, spices, souvenirs, refreshment points… The Budapest Central Market known as one of the obligatory stops during a vacation in Budapest. That it is, also, only for a Weekend.

The Central Market in Budapest is not just a place teeming with stalls, suitable for bargaining. First of all, it is one of the largest indoor markets in Europe.
It is housed, among other things, in a building of the 1897 that, thanks to the restoration of the centenary, have brought it back to its former glory. It is also ideal for stopping for lunch. On the first floor, in fact, you will find many bars and restaurants in which to stop. The value for money is really good.

Not just a simple market. Here, there is also the story of a city and an entire people.
A beautiful place to see, with the products, sometimes, arranged as real works of art. On the ground floor, you will find many booths for your purchases. Genuine and fresh products.
In the basement, however, you will find the fish market and a supermarket.

Also recommended for those who do not like the markets, even just for a simple walk.



Budapest Central Market

Budapest Central Market is located in the 5th district, in  Kiskörút. In a rather central position, it can be easily reached with the efficient public transport of the capital.
By metro, use the 4 line, and get off at the nearby Fővám tér stop.
Alternatively, you will find the station of the 47, 48 and 49 lines of the Tram.


The Market is open all year round at the following times:
Monday, from 06:00 to 17:00.
From Tuesday to Friday, from 06:00 to 18:00.
Saturday, from 06:00 to 15:00.
Closed on Sundays.


The Tokaji, or Tokaj, is one of the best known and appreciated wines of the Maggia. At the Central Market  you might find some bottles to bring as a souvenir.
Spices, and especially paprika, are quite popular in this market.

Given the location and ease of access, we recommend reaching the location on foot or by public transport. Own car is not recommended.

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