Great Market Hall, Budapest

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General Information

The Great Market Hall is also known as Central Market Hall is a market and trading place in Budapest, Hungary. Great Market is Budapest's oldest and largest indoor market opening in 1897 after being ordered by the city's first mayor. The market has three floors open to traders with the floors operating as different sections; such as the basement being the floor for fish, red meats and veg and the upper floors being for baker stalls etc. The Great Market is a great place to experience trade in Budapest and to get yourself some locally sourced food.

Getting there

The market is situated in the south of the Inner City area of Budapest. You can get the metro towards the market getting off at ‘Kalvin Square’ on the M3 or M4 lines. Alternatively, you can get the 47, 48 or 49 trams to ‘Fővám tér M’, which is a 20-second walk away from the entrance of the market.

Opening Times and Admission

The market is open six days a week, with Sundays being a day of closure. The market opens every day at 6 am and closes at 5 pm on Mondays, 6 pm Tuesday to Friday and 3 pm on Saturdays. There is no entrance fee at the market and it is possible to negotiate prices with the local traders on certain items.

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Posted: 4 Nov 2019, 14:57



Nice vibe to it.


Visited the market to take in some more culture. Very chilled vibe to it and a friendly place with a Hungarian foods and delicacies up for sale from the many vendors. Most of the vendors can engage in English too.

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