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Vaci Street

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Address: Budapest 1056, Hungary

The main thoroughfare of Pest during the 18th century, today the pedestrian...

The main thoroughfare of Pest during the 18th century, today the pedestrian walkway is lined with upscale shops, restaurants and cafes.

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Nice pedestrian shopping area!

Lots to see and watch on this pedestrian shopping street. High end and other retail shops and restaurants....nice.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Orinda, California
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Vaci utca used to be the Champs Elysees of Budapest before WWII, and people would come to this street to stroll, have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, while watching people and, in turn, being seen. It has transformed since then into a commercial street, which is limited to pedestrians, but has lost much of its Hungarian... More 

Thank Gabriel H
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best shopping streets we have visited. Good variety of shops and restaurants. Stay away from the sellers trying to give you small colored soap pieces. They are from a company called seacret and they are really annoying. We really love this street and the square at Vaci 1. A must see

Thank Rune G
Ripon, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pedestrian only shopping / restaurant zone. Tons of people, great for people watching. Lots of gelato available. Good selection of restaurants.

Thank wayway52
Holon, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful street for hanging around, eating, drinking and spending few hours of shopping. you can eat breakfast, brunch, supper or dinner. alot of resttaurants, coffee shops, bars

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its shopping street busy with restaurants and shops. Good to have a short walk around. Wouldn't regret if we hadn't visited it.

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mtarfa malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vaci is where you feel it all, see it all.. !! Pedestrian with all shops and cafes that you can imagine. It is the best Shopping Street in Budapest by far. Surely not to be missed by those who love a bit of shopping.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing special to see. Overpriced stores you can see in any city in the world. restaurants and bars that close very early. Only tourists milling about. Short street that is not even much of a walk.

Thank Pickle W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many stores, the souvenirs are expensive in this street but other stores are fine, maybe a little more expensive than others, food is more expensive for sure and the sweets.

Thank Julia T
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like every major city Budapest has got its shopping street too. Full of branded stores, always something new and happening - not a very long street with a beautiful square at the end (Vörösmarty square) to get on a ride with the oldest continental metro line in Europe.

Thank lili_Eu
Orinda, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see and watch on this pedestrian shopping street. High end and other retail shops and restaurants....nice.

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Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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