The GREAT MARKET HALL.....Another one of Budapest's treasures for the 1896 celebration, the market is an open area constructed of iron and definitely worth a visit or two . . . or more in my case. The ground floor is really a vegetable and meat market used by the people of Budapest. One of the most popular items is paprika - sold in tin cans, linen bags, and porcelain vases. No self-respecting local would set foot upstairs, unless he worked in a café shop or sold souvenirs to tourists. The most popular items were embroidered table cloths, clothing, and placeholders. After that, it looked like chess sets and Russian Matryoshka dolls were the items of choice. I, however, was pleased to find egg ornaments.


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