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

Opening hours of Central Market Hall in Budapest

  • 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
  • Sunday: Closed

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.

 

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44 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

      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. 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

      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. 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. 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?

  12. Hello. How are the opening hours for Vásárcsarnok on December 23rd? Thank you very much for your reply in advance.

  13. Will the Central Market hall be open on Monday the 2nd April 2018?

  14. Hi,

    I was wondering if the market is open on Easter Monday?

    Best Regards,
    Sommy Sirichantaropas

  15. Hi, will you be open tomorrow? As I know tomorrow is a public holiday in Hungary. Thank you.

  16. Hello all,

    I am in Budapest and I was wondering if the Great Market Hall would be open today 2nd of April (Easter Monday). If that is the case, do you know the timetable?

    Thanks in advance

  17. STJEPAN debeljak

    Hello, Does the Market Work 1.5.2018? thank you.

  18. Will the Great Market Hall be open Dec. 24-26?

  19. Good Afternoon, could you please advise on opening times from 30 December 2018 to 3 January 2019? Much appreciated.

  20. Hello
    could you please tell me if the 31st of december 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

  21. Will the hall be open this year with Christmas?
    It is closed on sunday, also on sunday 23rd?
    And what about 25th and 26th?

    • Budapest Market Hall

      Dear Nicole,
      Dec 23 will be gold Sunday, so the Great Market Hall will be open from 6 am to 3 pm.
      The markets are closed during Christmas, Dec 25 and 26.
      Have a nice stay in Budapest!

  22. pls advise of working hour at 31/12/2018

  23. Will be in Budapest April 19-21. Will you be open Friday, April 19th or Saturday April 20th as that is Easter weekend?

    • Budapest Market Hall

      Hello Judy,
      the Great Market Hall is normally closed at Easter (Sunday and Monday), and on Good Friday (Apr 19) too.
      I am sorry that I could not be more helpful at this moment.

  24. 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

      Hello Eso,
      the Great Market Hall will be closed on Nov 1 (the market is closed on Sundays in general and this year in 2019 Nov 1 is a Sunday). Thank you for your kind understanding.
      Have fun in Budapest!

  25. Is the market open on August 19th 2019…It is the holiday weekend..

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