The Great Market Hall or Central Market (Hungarian 'Nagycsarnok' or 'Nagy Vásárcsarnok') was built (1894-1896) at the turn of the 19th century by Samu Pecz (1854-1922). Shortly before the 150 meter long Neogothic market was due to be complete, a fire destroyed a large part of the roof and delayed the final opening by several months.

When the Great Market was finally finished it had up-to-date lighting, cold storage and an indoor canal running through the middle so that goods could be delivered easily. Unfortunately during WW2 the Great Market was badly damaged and due to being rebuilt in haste was eventually shutdown in 1991 for repairs. The market was reopened in 1994 after structural restoration and new Zsolnay roof tiles were installed.

The Great Market is spread across three floors with the basement holding fish, meat vendors and a supermarket. The ground floor is full of fruit and veg vendors filling the indoor market with vibrant colours and the upper floor has various arts and craft stalls selling traditional Hungarian wares.
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