City guide

Váci Street

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The ever-bustling Váci Street is the most renowned pedestrian shopping street of Budapest. It stretches just over a mile between Vörösmarty Square and the Great Market Hall, and runs parallel to the Danube, which can be easily reached by a number of side streets. The street is lined with clothing, accessory, souvenir and gift shops, as well as a number of restaurants (some with slightly questionable reputations). Though mainly targeted at tourists, thus often overpriced, strolling Váci is still an enjoyable outing – the street alive with activity and accentuated by stunning architecture. You can start your journey from Vörösmarty Square, where you’ll find the famed Gerbaud Confectionery, or lovely Christmas markets, and continue down until you reach Liberty Bridge and the Great Market Hall – making sure to explore various little side streets along the way.