he WestEnd City Center is a shopping centre located next to the Western Railway Station, in Budapest, Hungary. Opened on 12 November 1999, it is known for having been the largest mall in Central Europe until larger ones were inaugurated, including Arena Plaza, also in Pest.
Just a few minutes from Eastern Station Arena Plaza is home to almost 200 fashion stores, shoe stores, accessory shops, great restaurants and coffee shops, the only IMAX and the biggest cinema complex in the country.
As well as lots of popular fashion stores like H&M, Zara, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, MAC, Douglas and The Body Shop, you’ll also find some very unique brands, like Michael Kors, Swarovski, Pandora, Gant and Massimo Dutti.
With wide airy malls, a relaxing environment and lots of free parking, shopping has never been so easy, or so much fun.
Most of the stalls on the ground floor offer produce, meats, pastries, candies, spices, and spirits such as paprika, tokaji, túró rudi, andcaviar. The second floor has mainly eateries and souvenirs. The lángos stand, which Rick Steves considers to be the best at the market, is located on this floor, serving the deep-fried snack lángos. The basement contains butcher shops, fish market, and pickles. Not only do they have traditional cucumber pickles, but they also offer pickled cauliflower, cabbage, beets, tomatoes, and garlic.
The market is closed on Sunday, opens at 6am on other days, and closes at 5pm Monday, 6pm Tue-Fri and 3pm Saturday.