Central Market in Budapest
Hungary, Budapest

The central market is the oldest and largest indoor market in Budapest, one of the largest in Europe. It was built in 1896 by the architect Samu Pech. The building was designed in the then fashionable Eiffel style. The architecture contains neo-Gothic elements, and the roof of the market is lined with colorful tiles from the famous Zholnai factory. The total area of retail space is more than 10,000 m².
The building has three levels. On the ground floor, various Hungarian products are sold (vegetables, herbs, various varieties of paprika, salami, goose liver paste, tinctures, balms, wine, etc.), as well as souvenir products. The underground floor, where ice refrigerators used to be, was given over to a supermarket, a mini-bakery, a colonial shop with a variety of spices and mushroom rows. On the upper gallery on the mezzanine there are standing cafes with dishes of national cuisine and rows with souvenirs.
Every week from Thursday to Saturday, Tourism Days are held on the market. The program includes presentations, folk art, master classes, tastings.
Tourism days in 2014: July 3-5 - Brazilian days; July 10-12 - Japanese days; July 24-26 - Mexican days; August 7-9 - Egyptian days; August 14-16 - Thai days; September 11-13 - Sekei days (Sekei is a sub-ethnic group of Hungarians living in modern Romania); September 18-20 - Korean days; October 2-4 - Hungarian days; October 9-11 - Peruvian days; October 16-18 - Polish days; October 29-31 - Bulgarian days; November 6-8 - Japanese days; November 13-15 - French days; November 20-22 - African days (Madagascar); December 4-6 - Finnish days; December 11-13 - British days.
In addition, the restaurant "Fakanál" hosts various gastronomic events. Details on the official website of the Central Market.

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