Budapest Central Market Hall Opening Hours

The Central Market Hall in Budapest is one of the most visited Budapest attractions for both its architecture and its superb fruits, vegetables, special Hungarian foods, and also for some of its gift items (like the lively red Hungarian paprika).

Budapest Central Market Hall opening hours

Budapest Central Market Hall – photography by theusj

But when can you visit the Central Market Hall in Budapest? Is it open at the weekends?

The opening hours of the Central Market Hall in Budapest

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 6 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Friday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 6 am -3 pm

Additional info: Budapest Central market Hall is located on the picturesque Danube embankment, by the Liberty Bridge, on a square called Fovam (fur-vahm), i.e. Fővám Tér in District 9. This is the largest indoor market in Budapest designed and built by Samu Pecz around 1896. The roof of the Central Market Hall is beautiful, colorful, featuring the same kind of tiles like the Matthias Church in Budapest (the trademark tiles were made by an ingenious Hungarian tile master, Zsolnay).

The market is closed on Sunday, opens at 6am on other days, and closes at 5pm Monday, 6pm Tue-Fri and 3pm Saturday.

 

Comments

  1. Hello
    could you please tell me if the 1st of november the central market will be open?I suppose it will be Holiday in your town and I would like to be sure I can come to visit it
    thank you very much

    • Budapest Market Hall says:

      Hello Igor, yes, November 1 – All Saints’ Day – is a public holiday in Hungary, unfortunately the Market Halls are closed on this day in Budapest, including the Central Market Hall.

  2. Robin Gilespie says:

    I’d say don’t bother to eat upstairs. It can be expensive, and not very good. If you need to. check out what and where the oldest Hungarians are eating.

  3. Could you please tell me if the Central Market Hall will be open on Easter Monday April 6th?

  4. Please tell me what the hours will be for the Easter Weekend. April 5 and April 6. Thank you.

  5. Could you tell me if the market will be open on eastern saturday 4.4.2015 and on eastern monday 6.4.2015? Thank you very much

  6. Hi,
    Could you please tell me if the 6th of december 2015 the central market will be open?
    I would like to be sure I can come to visit it.

    thank you

    • Budapest Market Hall says:

      Hello Raffaella, unfortunately the Central Market Hall in Budapest is closed on Sundays, so it will not be open on Dec 6 in 2015.
      You can make a visit on Dec 5 or Dec 7.

  7. Anna Fité says:

    Hello,
    Could you tell me if the 16th May the central market will be opened? I think this day is a catholic hollyday.
    Thank you for your replay.

    Anna

  8. Hi,
    Will the market be open this Saturday 20 August? I know it is a holiday in Hungary.
    Many thanks
    Annie

  9. Pedro Fernandes says:

    Hello!

    Could you please tell me if the Market is open on th 31st October?

    Thank you in advance!

  10. Hi, will central market open on 23 Dec to 25 Dec? Thanks.

  11. hello, is the market open on 23/24/25/26 December and what is the opening time?

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