Special Social Event at the Budapest Market Hall
Hungarians are passionate people and their folk dance, music and food clearly represent their emotions. Come and experience this passion amongst colleagues and new found friends at our exclusive Social Event with a Hungarian spirit, at the Budapest Market Hall.
The market will be open especially and exclusively for us to taste, smell, listen, dance and feel the best of Hungarian delicatessen and spirit.
Each participants will receive coupons for the various food stalls where the following will be served:
Goulash, assortment of cheeses, cold meats, Hungarian sausages, vegetarian dishes, chestnut cream and strudel as well as wine, beer and soft drinks.
Entertainment will include typical Hungarian dance and music performances, including acrobats hanging from the ceiling.
Come join us in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Space is limited, register today (additional fee of €10).
Address: Fővám tér, Pest end of Liberty Bridge, trams 2, 47, 49
the nearest metro station is at Kálvin tér (M3 blue line)
History of Central Market Hall
At the turn of the 19th-20th century, after Budapest was formed by unifying Buda, Pest and Óbuda, the city begun flourishing and expanding.
The chaotic outdoor markets could no longer adequately supply the growing number of inhbaitants with fresh produce. The city leaders decided to build covered market halls similar to those in Paris and other Western European cities.
Construtction of the Great Market Hall started in 1894 according to the design of Samu Petz. In 1896 a few days before the handover fire destroyed about half of the roof.
After repairing the roof the market opened on 15 March 1897 together with the other four Budapest Markets, built at the same time.
The Great Market Hall was reconstructed between 1991-94. Beautiful Zsolnay tiles cover the enormous roof structure, that make it the most spectacular element of the building from outside.