Great Market Hall

One of my favourite stops in Budapest was the Great Market Hall, otherwise known as Nagyvásárcsarnok. Funny, “Great Market Hall” seems easier to pronounce.

What a fabulous place! Built in 1896, the building is three levels of produce stands, bakeries, butcher stalls, paprika, goose liver, salamis, stand-up eateries, souvenirs, a supermarket, a fish market and piles of pickles. It’s like a giant farmers’ market only better. And, much more Hungarian, which likely adds to its charm.

Husband and I spent an entire morning milling about the booths and marvelling at the displays—the assortment, the colours, the giant cuts of meat, the kitschy knick-knacks, etc. We split a plate of beef goulash, served over rice, and picked up some fabulous pastries for dessert.

Some photos of our morning:

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