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"The long road" Andrassy Utca Tip by mikey_e

Andrassy Utca, Budapest: 42 reviews and 101 photos

  Kodaly körönd on Andrássy út
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  • Kodaly körönd on Andrássy út - Budapest
      Kodaly körönd on Andrássy út
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  • The Stock Exchange - Budapest
      The Stock Exchange
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      Entrance to the Exchange
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  • Subway stop along Andrássy út - Budapest
      Subway stop along Andrássy út
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Andrássy út links up two major attractions in the city - Elizabeth Sqaure (i.e. the historic centre of Pest) with Heroes' Square and the City Park. Along the way, however, there is more than enough to captivate you and capture your eye. The street itself was built in the great expansionary years of the 1870s and 1880s, and has a number of distinct areas: the downtown core with its upscale boutiques and the Opera; the Oktogon with its restaurants and nightlife; the area around Kodaly körönd and the neo-classical and eclectic houses; and the area just before the Park with a large number of embassies. The stock exchange is also found on Andrássy út. If you are capable of a good hour-long walk, I suggest doing the entire stretch of the street. It gives you a good idea of all the things that make Pest special, without really hitting the major tourist attractions.

Address: District VI (Terézváros)
Directions: The avenue starts from Erzsébet tér (Deák Ferenc tér metro station, M1, M2, M3), runs across Oktogon (metro M1, trams 4,6) and ends at Heroes' Square (Hõsök tere, metro M1).

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  • Written Jan 18, 2009
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