Newly renovated Klauzál Square Market Hall reopened a few months back to much fanfare, and with good reason. Though it is one of the smaller of the Budapest market halls, which are spread throughout the city, with one in each of the five central districts, it has a prominent spot in the heart of the Jewish quarter of central Budapest’s red-hot District VII.
The structure itself, which was built around 1900 on the site of a theater that burned down in 1847 (at that time Klauzál Square was known as Stephans Platz), has a whiff of a Parisian market, with a constellation of small shops selling delicacy and artisanal food items, along with the traditional farmers’ markets you can find in the other halls around the city. Designed by city planning authority architects József Kommer és Pál Klunzinger, the structure survived two world wars. These days you would never guess it was situated behind the walls of the Jewish ghetto during WWII, and that there is a mass grave out front where victims of the Nazis were buried. But that’s Budapest, a city with modern outlook, and a lot of fraught history. Some bright, some dark, which is what makes film production in Budapest so exciting.
Have a look at the promotional video below, which features some nice aerial shots as well as interiors of the market undergoing its renovation. As a location in Budapest, Klauzál Square Market Hall has yet to be fully utilized.
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