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Andrássy Avenue

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Andrássy Avenue.

Andrássy Avenue features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Budapest City Guide3-day Budapest City Guide5-day Budapest City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Imposing boulevard

Time required: 30 minutes

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 1: Opera station

Address: Andrássy út, Budapest

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Photo: swarve

Things you need to know:

  • Andrássy Avenue is an iconic boulevard in Budapest that connects the city center and the city park (Városliget)
  • It is lined with spectacular Neo-renaissance mansions; it is also features a number of fine cafés, restaurants and luxury boutiques
  • Andrássy Avenue was built in 1872 to divert the heavy traffic of parallel Király street and connect the city center with the city park
  • The palaces that line the boulvard were part of the plan. They were built by the leading contemporary artchitects
  • The palaces were completed by 1884; aristorcrates, bankers and historical families moved in
  • The avenue takes its name after a former prime minister, Gyula Andrássy, who was one of the main supporters of the project
  • The anveue was renamed 3 times highlighting the rapid political changes of the time: first it was renamed Stalin Avenue (1950-56); in the1956 revolution it was named Avenue of Hungarian Youth; after 1956 it became People's Republic Avenue. The original name was restored in 1990

What to do there:

  • Take a walk on this long, wide boulevard with fine cafés, restaurants, theatres, and luxury boutiques

Tips & Insights:

  • Take a coffee or a meal in one of the cafés, restaurants on Liszt Ferenc Square

Andrássy Avenue features in these preplanned City Guides: