Váci utca: "DUNA PLAZA" Budapest Shopping Tip by cobrioc

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All year long, tourists and locals alike throng the pedestrian-only Váci utca, from the stately Vörösmarty tér, the center of Pest, across the roaring Kossuth Lajos utca, all the way to Vámház krt. Váci utca, and most of the pedestrian streets bisecting it, are lined with shops. Boutiques, not visible from the street, fill the courtyards. The prevalence of Euro-fashions is now the trend on Váci utca.

American-style malls have sprung up in Budapest over the past few years, and have proven immensely popular to Budapesters. Duna Plaza, XII. Váci út 178 (tel. 1/465-1220), is probably the most popular shopping center/entertainment complex, with 120 different shops (including a Virgin Records Megastore), a nine-screen "Hollywood Cineplex," snack bars and pubs, the best bowling alley in the city. Duna Plaza is open daily 9am to 9pm; the entertainment complex closes later.

What to buy: Esteé Lauder Szalon
V. Váci utca 12, Tel: 266 7829, 267-0476, Open: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm (6.30pm Thu), Sat 10am-1pm, Metro: M1 Vörösmarty tér
Facial massages, an excellent skin care range plus make-up and a wide-selection of fragrances for women (with Aramis too for men). Also with a second outlet at Duna Plaza (Tel: 239 4258).

well as cafes and bars.

Address: 1138 Budapest,
Phone: 451-0212
Theme: Department Store

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 10, 2004
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