The Great Hall officially known as the Central Market Hall.
Budapest's largest fair hall and it is located in the IX. district, Fővám square and designed by Samu Pecz
an architect and universityprofessor in 1897.
One of the most beautiful creations of brick architecturein the Hungarian history. The entrance gates wew built inneo-gothic style. The roof is covered by the colorfulbuilding ceramics of the Zsolnay Factory in Pécs.
The building was declared as a monument in 1977.
Over time, it has been heavily ruined, but it was refurbishedin 1994
, and in 1999
won the most outstandinginternational recognition of the architectural profession, the FIABCI prix d'Excellence
. In 2013, CNN Travelcalled it the best market in Europe.
The market offers you fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and even souvenirs.
On the second floor you can find foodstalls where you can try out the famous lángos and several hungarian foods like goulash soup and stuffed cabbage.
Specialties in the Great Hall:
- National Days event series
- Hungarikum Street
- Mushroom examination and mushroom examination
- Gömböc - caressing
The Market can be found at the very end of the Váci street, and this place is a must see market in Budapest for everyone.