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Elegant street of Budapest
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.
The long road
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.
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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.
Rarely is a street so grand as to get it's own UNESCO world heritage designation but Andrassy UT has done just that. It starts at Deak Ter and extends to City Park and is lined with Baroque buildings and fine mansions. Most of the embassy's are located on this street.
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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 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.
Architecture and cosmopolitan style at its best.
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 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.
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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.
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A nice promenade in the heart of Pest
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.
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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 !
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 Statues
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.
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