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Vaci utca is a pedestrian road in central Pest, lined with shops selling clothes, shoes and souvenirs. You will find cheaper shops like H&M and Marks and Spencer, but also several much more expensive shops. There are also a few cafes and restaurants. Vaci utca ends at the large square Vorosmartyr ter (where Gerbeaud is). I can imagine that this is a palace that is full of people in summer days and evenings.
Vaci utca is a famous street in Budapest. Parts of Vaci utca are pedastrian only and where you will find many shops, cafes, restaurants.
I enjoyed my stroll throught this street stopping at the many littel quaint shops, cafes for some delicious dessert and some serious shopping.
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In the heart of the old center of Pest and located parallel to the river, Vaci utca is certainly the most lively and elegant street in Budapest, along which the most exclusive shops, department stores and cafe's in the city are located. Anyone who loves shopping will rank a visit to Vaci Utca as among their favorite Budapest experiences. The street starts from Vörösmarty Square, where it is pedestrianised and leads to the Great Market Hall (Nagycsamok) at Fövám Tér. The street known as Vaci was formed in the 18th century, though most of the lovely architecture that visitors will find as they make their way down this popular street is from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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The heart of Budapest is Váci Street between Vörösmarty Square and Elizabeth Bridge. The street gained its status in the mid-19 th century when the original small buildings and shops were replaced by neo-Classical and Eclectic apartments, department-store, international trade-centre and hotel located here, making Váci Street another Symbol of Budapest.
Remember: Váci út and Váci utca are two different streets . While "Váci utca" ("Váci street") is the famous pedestrian street in the centre, "Váci út" is a wide main street in a northern suburb!
From the first look it is lively pedestrian Street with different styles of buildings, lot of coffees, bars, souvenir shops. I liked it much!
Street starts from Budapest central market (should be visited too) and ends in Vorosmarty square.
This is the pedestrian street no tourist visiting Budapest would ever miss. However, its character is of the present rather than the past. Even so, strollers may discover fine mosaics and wrought-iron work by looking up at the facade of the older houses.
Vaci utca is a very nice street. Here you can find many shops, restaurants and coffee-shops. On its two sides you can see very nice old buildings and also a new ones. In the middle of the street there is a statue of Mercury.
Shopping for souvenirs on Vaci street
This pedestrian street is one of Budapest's most popular tourist spots. Most of the buildings on Vaci utca date back to the 19th century, and are now home to countless souvenir shops, restaurants and chain stores. The street stretches between Fovam Square and MIhaly Vorosmarty Square, basically covering the distance between the Independence Bridge and Erzebet Bridge. I found most of the restaurants on the street to be rather unappealing, but I did enjoy walking in the area,looking at the architecture and soaking inn the atmosphere, which gets livelier as you get closer to Vorosmarty Square.
This is a pic from the coffe shop terrace where we use to breakfast when i stay there !!
its just in the first corner walking down from Vorosmarty sq...in Vaci you can see some trendy shops but thats not so glamorous as the guides use to talk about it !!
Main shopping drag
Váci utca is one of those places that you must visit if you come to Budapest, but that you feel like you would have been better off avoiding. It is the “main shopping street” of the city, or so all the guides will tell you. Somehow I would imagine the residents of Budapest would prefer to think of Andrássy út and its Louis Vuitton and Channel stores as being the main commercial district of the city. Nevertheless, this is where all tourists end up, and my suggestion is to plan to eat somewhere before or after your visit to the street, so that you don’t get tempted to stop in at a tourist trap restaurant on Váci. There are, nevertheless, plenty of interesting little shops here, especially the bookshops, so if you feel like taking an hour or two to window shop somewhere you’ll see things you won’t be able to see anywhere else, Váci may be a good idea.
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Vaci utca, a long pedestrian street is a delightful place to spend an hour or two. Mixed in with international designer and perfume shops you will find many smaller shops offering Hungarian handicrafts.-
Vaci Utca , una larga calle peatonal, es un lugar encantador para pasar una o dos horas. Mezcados entre los diseñadores internacionales y las perfumerías, se encuentran muchos pequeños negocios que ofrecen artesanias húngaras
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Sooner or later, every visitor to Budapest ends up on Vici utca. Once the main road of the city, this chic street has been filled with fancy boutiques and elegant cafés for at least a century and a half. The northern stretch of the street - pedestrianized a few decades ago - has long been considered "the" Vici utca, the heart of the elite shopping district. Within the last few years, the city wisely pedestrianized the south end of Vici utca as well, literally paving the way for its rapid gentrification. Vici utca is perfect for window-shopping and people-watching - touristy, yes, but irresistable.
Before Mac Donalds and Gucci it was libraries and antiquaries in this lovely pedestral street.Nice open cafes ( in the summer time) nice restaurants ,night life ,money changers
meeting point for citizens .In my last visit I notices that the street has lost his charm and his unique position in the city . Maybe I am a little old but I remember the good old days of the street.
Touristic street of Budapest
Vaci street is very popular among tourists. There are lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and bars along this street. In fact, locals of Budapest don't visit Vaci street as much as tourists. It is closed to traffic and this gives you the chance to walk around and look at the shop windows. As it is very touristic, you may find the prices a little more expensive than average.
At the end of our scenic Cruise, we were dropped off near the Elizabeth Bridge. We wanted to reach Vaci street, so we walked along streets we hadn't been on before, coming across the side wall of the Inner City Parish Church of Our Lady.
Before me, was quite a huge building which was the Piarist Gymnasium. What looked beckoning, was the archway underneath the building, where some smallish cafes were located. It didn't take long to walk through and I came out just where I wanted - Vaci street!
I called it an attractive short cut!
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