Downtown Market Hall Budapest Hungary in Hold Street Belvarosi Piac
Downtown Market Hall Budapest

Opening Hours in Budapest Market Halls

Before visiting the Market Halls in Budapest please check the opening hours. Please note that national holidays affect the standard opening times in the market halls, as they are usually closed at Easter, at Christmas etc.. To make the most out of your market hall visit, you can book a Guided Budapest Market Hall Tour with optional tastings of some of the best Hungarian traditional foods and drinks, and historical backgrounds of the buildings.

The regular opening times of the 2 main Budapest Market Halls are as follows:.

Opening Hours – Great Market Hall

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  • 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
Downtown Budapest Market Hall Hold Utca Street
Downtown Budapest Market Hall

Opening Hours – Downtown Market Hall

Downtown Market Hall in Hold Street (Belvarosi Piac) is not the same building as the picturesque riverside Great Market Hall (Nagycsarnok) on Vamhaz Korut. Nevertheless, it is an excellent 19th century market hall, and has a similar atmosphere and many similar architectural features on a smaller scale. Well worth a visit if you are close by, visiting the Hungarian Parliament building.

  • Monday: 6.30 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 6.30 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 6.30 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday: 6.30 am – 6 pm
  • Friday: 6.30 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 6.30 am -2 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

National Holidays & Sunday Closures – Market Hall Opening Hours

The market halls in Budapest are typically closed on Sundays and on national historical and religious holidays, such as March 15, the Easter weekend, May 1, Whit Monday, August 20, October 23, November 1, Christmas, New Year’s Day (Jan 01), which are non-commercial days in Budapest Hungary.

There might some other dates when the market halls are closed, so please check back 3-4 days before your date of visit for the latest updates.

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  1. Please advise if Market will be open April 22, 2020. Monday after Easter.
    Thank you

    • Budapest Market Hall

      Dear Diana,
      On Easter Monday the market halls are usually closed (as on Apr 22, 2019). The same applies to all national holidays throughout the year. Thank you for your understanding.

      • Is Great Market Hall still open during covid? I REALLY hope it is!!!! Are there still the dolls availiable for buying there?

        • Budapest Market Hall


          The Great Market Hall is open to visitors (mask is compulsory).
          If you wish to buy dolls, perhaps you may want to check some other souvenir shops along Vaci street (Vaci utca) connect the market hall with the iconic Vorosmarty square in the heart of the city. Prices may vary as vendors decide their profit range, so it may be worth comparing dolls and prices before you commit to buy one.

        • Is the market open tomorrow?

  2. Hi there,

    Is the Market open this Saturday 20th April?


  3. Hi will the market be open on the 19 the of august?

  4. Hi, will the marker hall be open today? Thanks you

    • Budapest Market Hall

      Hello Gitte,
      the Great Market Hall will be closed today, we recommend you visit tomorrow.
      Have a nice stay in Budapest!

  5. Hi,
    Will the market be opened on the 25th or 26th or December?

  6. Hi,
    Will the market be opened on December 31th?

  7. Hello. Does anyone know when there will be no 10 day quarantine that people from the U.S going to Hungary will need to take? We are really looking forward to going to Hungary for 2 weeks and that 10 day quarantine will really mess up our first time here and only allow us to have 4 days in Budapest, the wonderful state of the country Hungary. Anyone got any ideas when that will be over? We are dying to come here for 2 weeks!!!

    • Budapest Market Hall


      We are really happy to see how attractive you find Hungary. Travel can be such a great experience.

      The current situation keeps changing as Hungary keeps negotiating with other countries from all over the world about the mutual acceptance of Covid passports. Although currently the list of accepted countries is quite short, by summer time it may improve. It is not guaranteed that the US and Hungary will have finalised their Covid passport agreements by July; if there is no official outcome yet, unfortunately, the current regulation makes the quarantine compulsory to keep the spread of Corona virus at bay. This is the protocol in most countries in Europe I’m afraid, for the very same reason. Once there are Covid immunity cards, which are internationally accepted, they will most probably enable tourists to travel around with no quarantine (assuming incoming tourists are symptom free). Right now it is hard to predict when that day will come in 2021. Thank you for your kind patience and understanding.

  8. Is the market hall open tomorrow? On whit monday? Thanks

    • Budapest Market Hall

      Dear Kelly,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      The Market Hall is closed on bank holidays such as Whit Monday.
      Hope we can welcome you on a different day.
      Enjoy your stay in Budapest!

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