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Váci Street

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Váci Street.

Váci Street features in these preplanned City Guides:

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

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Budapest's most upscale shopping street
  • Great buildings along the way

Time required: 70 minutes

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 1: Vörösmarty tér station

Address: Váci utca, Budapest

Things you need to know:

  • Váci Street is a pedestrian street in the heart of Budapest spanning between Vörösmarty Square (city center) and the Great Market Hall (Fővám Square)
  • It is one of Pest's oldest streets. Originally it led towards Vác, a town some 40 km (25 mi) from Budapest
  • Soon it became popular with traders gathering around Vác Gate and wealthy citizens of Pest who came here to shop and enjoy a coffee
  • The street now is famous for its buzzing atmosphere with cafés, restaurants, shops, department stores, night clubs and many souvenir shops
  • The street is cut in half by an acess road to Elisabeth Bridge; the southern part being much quiter than the northern part
  • The department stores are dominated by brands such as Zara, Mango and H&M. Their selection is somewhat modest compared to those in Western Europe
  • Tourists are the prime audience of the street; locals are less likely to come here

What to do there:

  • Walk along the street and take in the atmosphere, the bustle and the stunning architecture of the street's buildings
  • Do some shopping

Tips & Insights:

  • A new exclusive shopping street (called Fashion street) was recently opened. It streches from Vörösmarty square to Deák square

Váci Street features in these preplanned City Guides: