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Vaci Street

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Address: Budapest 1056, Hungary
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The main thoroughfare of Pest during the 18th century, today the pedestrian...

The main thoroughfare of Pest during the 18th century, today the pedestrian walkway is lined with upscale shops, restaurants and cafes.

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Of course you must find Vaci Street

LOcated on the Pest side of the Danube River, Vaci Street offers a combination of touristy shops, large department stores, great local shopping, sections where you can find local... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LOcated on the Pest side of the Danube River, Vaci Street offers a combination of touristy shops, large department stores, great local shopping, sections where you can find local colour, and away from the touristy bits some well-priced restaurants. At one end is Andrassy Avenue, at the other the fantastic Central market - anothert must see. If you finish at... More 

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penang
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our apartment was located at Vaci street so we passed by this road every time we went out. There are many shops and cafe. A happening place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see while you are visiting Budapest. Vaci Street is a main thoroughfare in Budapest. It is lined with some really good shops and many great cafes and restaurants. I preferred to walk Vaci Street in the early evening. This allowed for some time to shop and then trying to settle on one of the many great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

It looks like 'İstiklal', of course Vaci Street is smaller then İstiklal but i liked it. If you search you will find cheap a brand for everything.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A long street which at this time of year is lite up with Xmas lights. A lot of restaurants, bars, clubs, high street shops & souvenier shops. Other streets are better for shopping.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed walking around the street as it had do many cool things all around. There's also a bunch of little shops and restaurants to choose from.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

aThis is a pedestrian mall just parallel to the river, with lots of shops and restaurants. It starts at Vorosmarty Square and goes all the way to the Great Market Hall, which probably takes about 20 minutes to walk at a leisurely pace. It is always very busy with tourists, but there are also some very aggressive shop vendors so... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Decent walking area, but too crowded. In recent years various not so genuine shops have emerged. Try a stroll in the morning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A very well known place that most visitors to Budapest will come to for shopping or finding a place to eat. Quite busy on the weekends with mall filled w/people.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Just a long street full of souvenir shops and cafes. We walked the length of it and didn't see much of interest. Few signs up saying not to take pictures of their items out in the street. Better places to visit.

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Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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