Andrassy Avenue

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Andrassy Avenue
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Constructed in the late 19th century, this wide, spacious avenue is lined with trees and bordered with magnificent villas and historic buildings.
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Neighborhood: Terézváros
How to get there
  • Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út • 1 min walk
  • Deák Ferenc tér • 4 min walk
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Manchester, UK3,604 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
True, this is just one of many impressive streets in Budapest but I wouldn’t want to have missed out on it.

One of the things we noticed about the city‘s the variety of buildings of different ages and heritage. This brings a vibrancy and individuality to Budapest so we just walked in walked for hours around the city.

This place has some pretty decent bars and restaurants to provide refreshments for all your efforts!
Written June 6, 2022
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
May 2019
Andrássy Avenue is a tree-lined boulevard linking Erzsébet Square (near St. Stephens Basilica) with the Városliget city park. It was completed in 1876, and named after Prime Minister Gyula Andrássy (served 1867–1871). It is lined with elegant neo-Renaissance apartment blocks, townhouses, mansions, and embassies with harmonious stone facades, and was listed as Unesco World Heritage Site in 2002. The southern end is more commercialized, with upscale shops, banks, cafes, restaurants and theaters. The northern end is more residential, with embassies, private schools and elegant mansions. Notable buildings include the Central Theater, Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest Opera Theater, Terror House, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Zoltán Kodály Memorial Museum, and the Ferenc Hopp Museum of East Asian Arts. The intersection of Andrássy Avenue with Terez krt. forms the Oktogon with large illuminated billboards, sometimes called the "Times Square" of Budapest. I walked the entire length of Andrássy Avenue (about 2.5km) and was impressed by the elegant architecture, historic institutions and thriving cross-section of Budapest culture. The avenue is served by trams and the M1 metro.
Written February 22, 2020
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary859 contributions
Feb 2020
This is one the most famous street in Budapest. It's a part of Unesco World Heritage together with Heroes' Square and Millennium underground railway. It was started to build 1871. This wide Avenue connects the city and the "Városliget". We just walked along it and saw lots of nice old buildings. It's 2310ms long.
Written February 24, 2020
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measham2
Accrington, UK64 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
No idea why this place is getting 5 star reviews. We walked from the city centre up to the city park one afternoon and what a waste of time it was. A good 3km I bet and what is there to see? Some claim designer shops - great, so what. Barely any of them anyway even if that does interest you. TGI Friday's. Some embassies - WOW. It's got world heritage status so I had high hopes for it but ultimately this is a LONG, BORING walk with very little to see or do. There is an iron curtain memorial which is interesting but that's it. We got the Underground back to the centre. Waste of an afternoon.
Written May 1, 2022
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Tom J
London, UK1,376 contributions
Dec 2019
Andrassy avenue is one of the main walking avenues in Budapest and often referred to as the Champs-Elysees of Budapest. The avenue itself is wide and tree lined with plenty of interesting buildings along the way. It suffers with typical high volumes of traffic and noise but is a street you'll be bound to walk down.

Be sure to look up as well to take in some of the best architecture on the street!
Written January 8, 2020
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,407 contributions
Jan 2020
We walked along this main road numerous times as our hotel was located on it. There was plenty of shops and lots of big brand name shops here. However, there wasn't that many restaurants as i had hoped along this road.
Written February 14, 2020
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jagdealer
Spalding, UK162 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Stroll down this great Avenue and shop till you drop, do not forget your cards as you will definitely need them as all the very top brands are to be found here like Rolex, Dior, Gucci, Chanel, Cartier, Brightling, Cos, Armani etc
Written March 18, 2017
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Kolios, Greece5,181 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Pretty nice avenue filled with houses and mansions with some very nice arhitecture and plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and other sights to see like Hungaria State Opera House or House of Terror, which goes all the way to Heroes Square. Definitely worth a walk in the area to check it out.
Written October 17, 2018
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Joseph C
Washington DC, DC54 contributions
Jan 2011 • Solo
Andrassy Avenue was very disappointing because I expected spectacular architecture, but the only noteworthy buildings were the Opera House (classical beauty both inside and outside) and Alexandra Bookstore (dull exterior, but beautiful Art Deco on the upstairs interior). The vast majority of buildings have unremarkable exteriors; many are closed to the public, and a few are pricy, tiresome stores such as Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana. I had naively expected medieval architecture in Budapest, similar to that in Prague, so be forewarned that very few old buildings in Budapest survived World War II, and you won't find Old World charm on this street.

Disappointment is inevitable given all the hype. The city of Budapest contains two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; one is the spectacular Buda Castle and the banks of the Danube, which makes perfect sense, but I'm still baffled by the fact that the other one is Andrassy Avenue. Granted, it has some historic significance because the oldest metro in Continental Europe ran underneath Andrassy Avenue, and you can still visit it today. Unfortunately, it's gloomy, dirty, and unremarkable, so once I again I was disappointed because I expected well-restored fin-de-siecle glory. Guidebooks mention the Oktogon, the intersection of Andrassy Avenue and Grand Boulevard, as if it were a tourist attraction in its own right; but I couldn't see anything extraordinary about that intersection, though it's an odd historical fact that it was briefly known as Mussolini Square.

From a practical perspective, Andrassy Avenue is the logical route you'd follow if you want to walk from the Danube (in the vicinity of the Chain Bridge) to Heroes' Square and the charming castles in City Park. So certainly walk along it, and stop into the Opera House and the Alexandra Bookstore along the way. But don't have high expectations for the rest of the street.
Written December 1, 2011
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Gary H
Budapest, Hungary244 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
To walk this magnificent ut/avenue is an educational historical experience. It should be seriously considered before your walk to read of its conception purpose and the significance it stands for in the history of magnificent and majestic Budapest. Your walk may commence at the Deak Ferenc Square commencement point or from Heroes Square or Octagon but what ever your choice you will be thrilled from your walk experience.The history of Andrassy is a scholars delight but you don't need to be a "person of letters' to gain pleasure and enjoyment from your walk. Depending at what your starting point is including Octagon,your choices to explore the splendour that Budapest contains is two fold that being what you can explore off Andrassy ut/avenue.Heroes Square and the parks and gardens plus the world famous Szechenyi Thermal Baths make this area of Budapest a delight for those travelling to this magnificent City of Budapest. You may, which I recommend,take the M1 Metro the oldest of the 4 metro lines that enable us to easily navigate ourselves around this "special"city. You may consider hoping on and off the M1 breaking your journey to explore historical points of interest that run off Andrassy ut/avenue.The M1 world heritage listed and to ride it is truly from another era //. If all the magnificent mansions that line this grand Hungarian European ut/avenue could talk what tales they could tell,for they have endured,stood the test of time through vile unexplainable situations of wars occupations etc. but we should be thank-full,that in the 21st century,the majority of these grand majestic in architectural design mansions and buildings stand for us to admire and may they for all to see into further centuries.
Written December 13, 2018
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