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.
All the building along the street are national monuments and they have an eclettic facade. They were built by 1872-1876.
Along the street you can find the Opera, the Postamuzeum and very nice square like Oktogon ter and Kodaly Korond. There are also two museums: Hopp Ferenc Kelet-Azsiai Muvszeti Muzeum (Oriental art which come from the Ferenc Hopp collection) and the Rath Gyotgy Muzeum (Chinese and Japanese art)
Andrassy Avenue is worth to see even without Christmas decorations (no wonder the whole 2,3 km long road is part of the world heritage since 2002), but the Xmas lights make it even more special.
Even despite the rather cold weather around this time of the year, it's worth walking along the Avenue to catch some Christmas spirit :)
Andrassy ut is Budapest's most picturesque street. The tree-lined boulevard is enjoyable to walk from start to finish. It is lined with great architecture, museums, and landmarks from its beginning at Erzsebet ter all the way to its end at Heroes' Square.
Some points of interest are:
Opera House, Terror Museum (former AVO headquarters), Liszt Museum, and some of the statues that stand on the street.
This is a huge throughfare in Pest that runs all the way up to City Park and Heroes Square.
With the shops and cafes aside, be sure to visit the "Museum Of Terror" and take a look at the "Opera House".
Its a beautiful leafy road with tons of shops and eateries.
Andrassy Avenue is 2,5 kms long, and it connects the city center with Heroes' Square.
This avenue is lined with attractive Neo-Renaissance houses, once the homes of the aristocracy and well-to-do classes.-
The 3rd oldest underground railway line in the world (after NY and London) runs beneath this avenue.-
La Avenida Andrassy tiene 2,5 km. de largo y conecta el centro de la ciudad con la Plaza de los Héroes. Esta avenida cuenta con bellísimas casas de estilo renacentista, las cuales fueron alguna vez, hogares de la clase arístocrática de Budapest. El tercer subterráneo más antigüo del mundo (luego del de NY y Londres) corre por abajo de esta avenida
This beautiful long avenue,full of trees, looks like Champs Ellysees in Paris. It is a world heritage site that reserved by UNESCO.
The blvd. begins at Erszebet ter and ends in the Heros square, you can also travel in ths street by Metro 1 that was built in the end of the 19 century and stil has a very special atmosphre.
Along the Str. you will see the Opera of Budapest, you will pass trough Oktogon and see many elegant houses and embassies.
This fashionable, tree-lined avenue is Budapest's version of Paris' Champs-Elysees. City planners really did model it after the famous Parisian avenue and it is the site of some of the best architecture in the city.
Keep walking on Andrassy towards Heroes' Square and you will see a few interesting statues on each side of the street. This one is Gyorgy Szondy.