4 days in Budapest-07/21-7/24/2018

Day 3- Great Market Hall -7-23-2018

The Great Market Hall (Nagyvásárcsarnok or Vasarcsanok in Hungarian) also known as the Central Market Hall is housed in a beautiful historic building dating back to the 19th century with a distinctive architectural feature which is the roof with Zsolnay tiling (a Hungarian manufacturer of porcelain, titles, and stoneware).


 Constructed in 1897,  extensively damaged during World War II, and was in deteriorating condition for a few decades. It wasn't until 1991 that a thorough renovation was undertaken to bring it back to its original splendor. The building re-opened in 1997 to much acclaim and was awarded with FIABCI Prix excellence in 1999. The Central Market Hall continues to be one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city.



As you as you enter the market you will see so many colorful booths filled with meats, spices, vegetables, etc..

The interior is huge, the building is around 108,000 square feet, 3 levels, and covered by steel structure which you can see by looking at the ceiling.


Most of the stalls on the ground floor offer produce, meats, pastries, candies, spices, and spirits.


Locals shop at this market and this is their main market so I imagine it to be very vibrant during the week-end.

Stalls selling all kind of Hungarian spices.


Paprika in all different forms.


Close look at Hungarian dried peppers.


Dried Hungarian salami



Butcher shop and beverage stall.


Walking around, checking all the food stalls....


We are now on the lower floor.  You can find fish mongers, specialized butcher shops, and pickles vegetables stalls on the lower floor


I cannot believe they have so many foie gras lobes on display.


I could not see the price but I heard is pretty reasonable compare with the U.S.


I am walking towards a large butcher shop.


Loan and I checking out all the sausages...


Pickles vegetables store




The jars are so decorative!

Smile jars of pickles vegetables are so cute


Vegetables stalls.


Locally grown...


fresh Berries....

All the vegetables are from local farms.


A stall selling Hungarian street food.


More Hungarian food...


Hungarian sandwich shop


Meat and cheese on a skewers, looks like blood sausages in the back.



Fakanal Etterem restaurant is a traditional Hungarian restaurant that is mentioned in so many website as the place To go for rustic Hungarian food served in very generous portions.


This is not a fancy place, it is a self-service located on the 1st floor of the market.  We wanted to have brunch but we came too early so we are just having breakfast instead.


Sunny side up eggs


Scrambled eggs with Hungarian sausages.


We also ordered a variety of pickles vegetables, and Hungarian sausages.


Next....Buda Castle hill  




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