Andrássy Road - Andrássy út, Budapest
Starting near the St. Stephen Basilica, stretching along over two kilometers of the city's finest and most expensive shops and homes, and culminating in the impressive Heroes Square, Andrassy Ut is probably Budapest's most famous streets.
Not only is it a landmark in itself, it also includes landmarks such as the impressive Budapest Opera. It contains many beautiful buildings along its wide tree lined length, and some of these have been taken over by the embassies that hog the pavement at the top end, like South Korea's marvelous miniature pink palace.
It's also the focus of much wining and dining in the city, with many of the best restaurants and bars located near or along it. Some people might be forgiven for thinking that the Oktagon is the center of Budapest's nightlife.
Sewing it all together is the M1 underground, a tourist attraction in its own right. Rattling along just under the Andrassy Ut, the M1 line is the oldest underground line in continental Europe, and the second oldest in the world after the London Underground. You can save your legs by jumping on and off the M1 at any of the quaint old stations along the street.
Andrássy út links up two major attractions in the city - Elizabeth Sqaure (i.e. the historic centre of Pest) with Heroes' Square and the City Park. Along the way, however, there is more than enough to captivate you and capture your eye. The street itself was built in the great expansionary years of the 1870s and 1880s, and has a number of distinct areas: the downtown core with its upscale boutiques and the Opera; the Oktogon with its restaurants and nightlife; the area around Kodaly körönd and the neo-classical and eclectic houses; and the area just before the Park with a large number of embassies. The stock exchange is also found on Andrássy út. If you are capable of a good hour-long walk, I suggest doing the entire stretch of the street. It gives you a good idea of all the things that make Pest special, without really hitting the major tourist attractions.
The Andrassy Ut is THE main boulevard of Budapest, leading to the Heroes Square. Along the way you`ll find lots of architecture from the 19th and early 20th century, the splendid Opera House, squares, cafes, restaurants and shops. It is quite a long walk if you go all the way to Heroes Square, but extremely worthwhile. Rather take the metro on your return trip !
Budapest’s Champs Elysee is a street with Art Noveau Palaces and other buildings from the 19th and early 20th century. Although some buildings fell into decay and few were replaced by modern ones during the Warsaw Pact times, the Andrassy has maintained its old glamour and is slowly restoring it to full glance. The southwestern end has the more remarkable buildings with a couple of theaters, opera houses and galleries being situdated around there. Life culminates in the Octogon, the square shaped like its name. Here, it crosses Terez krt and Ezebet krt in an area full of small shops, pubs and restaurants. The northeastern end of the Andrassy is more quiet with old residential houses and a broad alley with trees. It’s the kind of place where you see people walking their dogs or passing by on their inline-skates. At the end you’ll find Hösök Tere with the Millenary Monument (also known as national monument) and the City Park.
If you don’t want to walk along the whole Andrassy utca, there’s some help yor you: Metro Line number 1, Budapest’s soldest metro line and part of the second oldest underground train network in the world, runs exactly below the Andrassy Utca.
Andrassy street is one of most lovely streets in Budapest , Starting very close to Deak Ferenc square (a central metro station) to Heroes square.
The street is full with lovely architecture , opera house , statues , embassies , house of terror.
One of the most lovely things to do is just to walk the entire street.
After our visit of the city zoo and a nice meal at Robinson, we had to walk a bit because as usual in Budapest we ate too much (i never have this problem when food isn't yummy). One of the travel books i bought has a section "Walking tours" and the one called "Andrassy Amble" was exactly what we needed, but we had to start from the end (Hero Square).
Andrassy ut is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site, and we were amazed by the number of exquisite facades (though some could use a lifting) we could see during our walk.
We had a stop at the "House of Terror" that was really interesting (though not totally objective) and even my boyfriend enjoyed it (he isn't that fond of museums).
We were a bit tired at the end of the walk, and we decided to have a drink and read a bit on Liszt Ferenc Ter.
This elegant street will lead you upto Heroes Square, but I really like the first half upto Oktogon Square. On both sides of the street, you will see many shops, restaurants and hairdressers :) It is a very busy street at all times, but there is enough space for pedestrians. You must definitely take a walk along Andrassy ut.
Andrassy ut is a UNESCO world heritage site because of the large amount of restored and preserved 19th century buildings along the road. The street is lined with trees all the way along and makes for a very nice walk up to the park before having a dip in the baths there.
Andrássy út is the most representative road of Budapest, connecting Erzsébet tér with City Park. It is mostly flanked by Eclectic-Neo-renaissance palaces with fine facades, staircases and interiors, and it is part of the World Heritage.
Andrassy ut extends from Hero's Park to the central portion of Pest, constructed to honor the Hungarian Millenium between 1872-84. Nearer the park, this wide boulevard is lined by multistory buildings with highly decorated facades ( with occasional upscale restaurants on the ground level). Grassy traffic islands run the length of the boulevard with park like circles at main intersections, most notably Kodaly Korund which houses statues on each of the four quadrants. It is approximately 1.5 miles long, but the subway runs underneath with convenient stops. Features along the way include the Terror House and the Opera House
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If you have an aim to go to Hero's Square, I offer you to give Andrassy Street priority in your trip list. It is a historical street and is accepted as the most beautiful one of Budapest by many. And also, it is a walking distance of Hero's square.
When we came to the beginning of Andrassy Street, we decided to buy a bottle of wine. We walked a liitle, then we sat and enjoyed the wine in this nice, wide, and tree-lined street. We also had chance to see the buildings of Opera, Liszt Museum, Terror Haza and Academy of Music in Andrassy which is part of the World Heritage. I hope you have enough time to see Terror Haza!
Andrassy ut is a grand avenue beginning near Deak Ference ter and ending after 2,5 km at Hero’s Square and the City Park. You will find many museums, theatres and the opera along the street. In the end of the street several of the villas has become embassies.
Andrassy ut was constructed in 1872 - 1884, and under the street runs metro line no1, the second underground to be constructed in Europe. At many stretches the street is lined with trees.
This is a great plan to visit the city for a day ..its a long path and you can split in two days... one is around the river and the other is more inside Pest with Andrassy Av and surrounding streets and Hero's square
The river trip let to visit the castle and gellert hill abd the parliament the main or most famous streets and squares as vorosmarty and Vaci utca
Andrassy Ut is not only one of the main arteries of the city and a beautiful boulevard to walk about but it is also one of the main attractions of Budapest with its impressive architecture and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The Andrassy Ut and surrondings was declared UNESCO world Heritage since 2002 and once you get yourself there you will see why. Don't forget to look up and enjoy the building fittings. You will not se as many and as beautiful in many European capitals so look up and enjoy!
Someof the bests sights of Budapest, like the Hungarian Estate Opera House are along this boulevard.
The whole of the architectural complex is quite eclectic but it belongs to end of the XIX century and takes its name after minister Andrassy who invested much effort and money in turning Budapest in a major metropolis.
Not only the buildings themselves deserve a mention but also the avenue or boulevard itself which is styled after the big French boulevards and hides under its ground the first underground train of Europe, more than 125 years old and still in use today.
This is definitely one of my best souvenirs of Budapest!
Andrassy ut is one of the more beautiful streets of Budapest, It is the biggest street of all the town. It is 2350 metres long and 34 metres wide, it starts in Erzsebet ter and it ends in Varosliget. This street was ended in 1884 and it was called Sugar Ut, but following it took the name Andrassy ut. At the end of the Second World War it was called Stalin ut, then Nepkoztarsasag ut and then again Andrassy ut.