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“Scenic walk with beautiful buildings”
Review of Andrassy Avenue

Andrassy Avenue
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Budapest Walking Tour and Basics of Hungarian Language Class
Ranked #41 of 455 things to do in Budapest
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Scenic walk with beautiful buildings”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

I walked Andrassy Avenue from the place of heroes down to St. Stephen's Basilica. It is very scenic as almost all buildings are worth a picture. It is a great walk which can be combined with other sights like the opera.

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“A classy avenue in Budapest”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Andrassy Avenue is Budapest's answer to London's Bond Street, Paris' Champs-Elysees and NYC's 5th Avenue. This is probably the nicest street in Budapest and a nice place for leisurely stroll, an evening at the opera or a bit of shopping while in the city.

Built in the 1870-1880s, Andrassy Avenue was considered a model for city planning during its day. It was further recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage attraction in 2002.

Starting near St. Stephen's Basilica and running through to Heros' Square, Andrassy Ave. is where you can find Budapest's main shopping area, where the higher-end spenders go for boutique and luxury brand name shops. You can also enjoy a bit of dining or opera at the Hungarian State Opera House amongst other attractions, squares and things to see on Andrassy Avenue.

In the end, we very much liked the 'classy' Andrassy Avenue and would have liked to have spent more time in this area of the city. This will be an area we will allocate more time to during future trips to Budapest.

Visited March 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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“A Grand Promenade!”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

You want to start in the city centre, and window shop past the boutiques at the beginning of the Avenue (unless you have the funds to purchase). The architecture is what enchants, the neo-classical, neo-renaissance, the art deco etc. Make sure to always look up. It's a great place to photograph. The Opera House (another amazing attraction in itself) is worth walking around, and then there are the cafes at Liszt square, and the Lotz cafe within the Alexandra bookshop (all separate sights in themselves). The amazing thing about this street is how it opens up. It starts narrow at Deak sq. and then widens after the Octogon, and then widens still after the Kodaly Round. The last stretch has the great mansions of aristocratic families, all stolen under communism. And you arrive at Heroes' Sq. In Advent the whole street is a glory of lights in the evenings. At other times of the year it is the perfect place to stroll, stop for a coffee and snack, and get a feel for Budapest. Sadly there is still work to be done in the cleanliness department and security i.e. homeless people on the benches, begging etc. Another Budapest must-see

Visited March 2014
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“The Street”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is the grand avenue of Budapest. Numerous shops form the sides. Great for walking along and enjoying the activity of the city. Leads to Heroes square. A good way to spend some time in Budapest.

Visited July 2013
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“Everything you need”
Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This is Pests main avenue and has literally everything you need. Good walk many top class restaruants cafes and bistros designer stores jewellers and heroes square at the top. Make time to see it at night as this makes it extra special. A must see!!

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