Grand Market Hall
The largest and richest indoor market in Budapest was built at the end of the 19th century, when open market facilities were no longer able to satisfy the needs of a growing city.
The construction of five market halls was thus started and the Grand Market Hall became the most attractive and interesting shopping area in the city. Its Neo-Gothic architecture links the building to a forgotten époque, but its state-of-the-art steel structure and logical interior furnishing show early signs of modern functional architecture. It is still a very busy and vivid market, definitely worth a visit to get a glimpse of the everyday life of ordinary Hungarians. Since being restored to its original glory in 1994, it is also used for evening programs, diners and galas, often ending with a folklore show for 1 000 people maximum.