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