Great Market Hall among the best European markets
Posted by Mia Balogh · Sep 24, 2015

On The Guardian’s list of the top European markets, we can read a well-known name: the Great Market Hall in Budapest.

If you like travelling, you might find yourself in local food markets of different cities or villages of the world. Do you like these places? Lots of people do, for example because of the smell and taste of fresh food, and the atmosphere or the uniqueness of these places.

The editors of The Guardian must like markets, as well, because they have recently made a top 10 list of the best European markets, according to them. On this list, we can find British, German, French, Austrian, Scandinavian markets (just to mention a few of these), and the Great Market Hall in Budapest, as well.

The building is characterised as – we cite from The Guardian’s website – “somewhere between a Turkish mosque and a French railway station. It was designed by noted Hungarian architect Samu Pecz in the 1890s and pays equal parts homage to Gustave Eiffel, with its soaring interior ironwork, and to Gaudí, with its flamboyant exterior decoration”.

They add that the Great Market Hall is ground zero for lovers of the well known Hungarian street food, Lángos and you can find plenty of stalls to buy Hungarian wine or paprika.

The top 10 list of the European markets, according to The Guardian

  • Markthal, Rotterdam
  • Dalston Food Market, Dalston, London
  • Kauppatori, Helsinki
  • Berlin Village Market, Berlin
  • Bristol Eats, Bristol
  • Naschmarkt, Vienna
  • Great Market Hall, Budapest
  • Le Marché Raspail, Paris
  • Östermalms Saluhall, Stockholm
  • Torvehallerne, Copenhagen
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