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Raday utca or Erzsebet krt

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Raday utca or Erzsebet krt

We will be in Budapest in August and have the option of staying in an apartment either on Raday utca or Erzsebet krt. I have researched both areas and see value in both. Our main interests are being around beautiful, historical buildings, being in safe area with more "locals" than tourists, good local restaurants and being able to walk everywhere, to sites and unexpected points of interest.

Any thought as to which area more closely meets those interests? Is Erzsebet more central?

Thanks,

Max

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1. Re: Raday utca or Erzsebet krt

Both areas are central. Raday is one of the main "gastro-streets" of the city. That is to say, it is a pedestrian area with a plethora of restaurants and bars. Erzsebet krt is part of Ring Road of Budapest (called Nagykorut =" Big Ring Road"). It is not pedestrian zone, but still very central. It is in the VII district which is the funky "ruin pub area". Both areas are historical (turn of the century buildings). Although, VII district is a bit run-down. Some houses need renovation. On the other hand, Raday area is full of refurbished old buildings.

Hope it helps.

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2. Re: Raday utca or Erzsebet krt

Hello Maxhalley

As Sont P says above both locations will offer you the ability to access good if not great local restaurants and both will certainly put you in close proximity to sites and unexpected points of interest, that are all easily within walking distance. With the only possible advantage to the Erzsebet krt location is that you will be with in inches of public transportation rather than footsteps.

So with that being said it may come down to simply which apartment property you like better as you seem to have the proverbial coin flip on your hands (not a bad situation to be in though)

Enjoy your trip

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3. Re: Raday utca or Erzsebet krt

Thanks so much for your response. I think we will go with Raday utca. Looks like a fun and central area and we can walk to Erzsebet to check it out.

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Max

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4. Re: Raday utca or Erzsebet krt

Both are central, Raday Utca may be noisier at night, if that is an issue.

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5. Re: Raday utca or Erzsebet krt

Raday is what I would choose as well. It's 10-15 minutes on foot between the two, 2 metro stops, and both are very central though Raday is south central and Erzsebet ter is center central. Both could be very noisy, depending on what the apartment overlooks. But Raday is in the heart of the IXth District and can have a real feel of residential life, while Erzsebet is in a business hub and although many families do live there, it doesn;t feel that way.

Think of Erzsebet ter as a bit like the area around Grand Central radiating east of Lexington; think of Raday as more or less like the area around the High Line. Then imagine that they were as close to one another as Grand Central and Times Square. Then correct your imagined images for the fact that we're talking about Hungary, not NYC.

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Thanks John.

We are looking forward to it.

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