Sunday, November 29, 2009

Great Central Market Hall, Budapest - Rubics Cube in Hungary!

More shots from ... Grand Central Market Hall!

Located: Near Pest end of Liberty Bridge
Opening hours: Monday: 06.00-17.00, Tuesday-Friday: 06.00-18.00, Saturday: 06.00-15.00, Sunday: closed
Add: Fővám tér, Pest end of Liberty Bridge, trams 2, 47, 49
Metro: Nearest metro station is at Kálvin tér (M3 blue line)

Hungarian Paprika and a vege that looks a lot like ... ginseng!

Unicum is a Hungarian herbal bitters, drunk as a digestif and apéritif.
The liqueur is today produced by Zwack according to a secret formula of more than forty herbs, and the drink is aged in oak casks. During the Communist regime in Hungary, the Zwack family lived in exile in New York and Chicago, and Unicum was produced using a different formula. After the fall of communism, Péter Zwack returned to Hungary and resumed the production of the original Unicum.

We loved visiting the Central Market :-)

The 2nd floor is full of little food stalls, serving ... sausages! Slurpp...

It was packed with people, so we promptly squeezed our way through to the shopping area on the same floor.

The Rubik's Cube is a 3-D mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. Originally called the "Magic Cube", the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toys in 1980 and won the German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle that year. As of January 2009, 350 million cubes have sold worldwide making it the world's top-selling puzzle game. It is widely considered to be the world's best-selling toy.
Giant colour pencils!

Hungarian bears!

Hungarian handicraft ...

Remember .... we do NOT accept any complaint, after leaving the cash desk!
Typical Hungarian customer service, ha!


550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

The markets are simply glorious... so much to see and learn! Like, I had no clue Rubik's cube was Hungarian!

Anonymous said...

Really admire your journey........

Julian Si said...

Anonymous - Thanks

Minchow - They certainly are!! My wifey pointed out to me that Rubik's cubes were Hungarian :-) Thank goodness she was our guide!!

June said...

oh can i have the i love hungary bear :) they are so cute . so many interesting things @ their central market .

Julian Si said...

Thanks June! It was a really good visit to this market ... :-)