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The main thoroughfare of Pest during the 18th century, today the pedestrian walkway is lined with upscale shops, restaurants and cafes.
Budapest 1056, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 December 2005

Vaci Utca is great for shopping, opening hours tend to be around 10 am - 7pm but can vary. The street is always quite lively however as tourist haunt the food can be a bit more expensive. Vaci is also close to the Duna (Danube)...More

8  Thank clair00000
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 December 2013

The Pub on Vaci Street is a very short walk to Vorosmarty Square, avoid this place at all costs The prices are ridiculous and staff are rude to say the least. We were in for a quick beer while waiting for our wives and it...More

19  Thank swannie56
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Vaci street or Váci Utca, is the main shopping street in Budapest. Here you'll find shops and restaurants for every taste and wallet. All the big names are here, and there's always bargains to be found. Lot's of souvenir shops too. The street follows the...More

Thank StephenDAL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Váci Street (Váci utca) is a long pedestrian street from Vörösmarty Square to Central Market Hall. It's filled with souvenir shops, clothing stores, restaurants, cafés and all kind of small shops. It's super touristy. You can find much cheaper souvenir shops if you walk 100...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Something for everyone ! Long pedestrianised street which runs parallel with the Danube river. Starts at a quieter end near Central Market Hall and is around 1.5 km long , finishing in Vorosmaty square. Lined with bars,restaurants, gift shops, boutiques and department stores, most open...More

2  Thank Nick K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typical tourist street running towards the central market hall. Mixture of souvenir shops (low and high end), plus major stores such as Zara, H&M, etc. Worth a walk but try to steer clear of the group from Seacret trying to give you soap - VERY...More

1  Thank msgtp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed Vacci Street. It has a lively ambience. We went to have lunch and took a stroll along this pedestrian street. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The buildings are very beatiful and well preserved.

Thank Maria E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That is famous street and like in every touristy center lot of souvenir shops, small cafes and restaurants. Nice to walk and have a meal but dont expect any special shops except those you regularly find in every european town. Some leather shops though had...More

Thank villamoretti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to come for souvenirs as most of the shops are geared towards tourists. There are a number of interesting stores like Pylones and a nice tea shop (1000 Tea) but other than that, it’s a stroll through to get somewhere else.

Thank Sujata R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We picked a hotel right near Vaci Utca, thinking it would have good shops and restaurants. But like much of the city center, it has become filled with tourist-traps. Nonetheless, it is a pretty pedestrian street, particularly beautiful west of Szabad Sajtó út.

Thank rorysdad312
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice easy to walk in area for shopping.Some upmarket stores but many middle market clothes and shoe stores. Pleasant and enjoyable environment.

1  Thank helenemeyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up Vaci Street after visiting the Central Market as it is right across the street. There is a nice little plaza with a fountain and cafes and places to sit and rest your feet. The street is lined with all kinds of different...More

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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
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Mark F
10 April 2018|
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Response from Anders333 | Reviewed this property |
Not vey warm but if you are lucky you can get a day at +15
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Mark F
15 March 2018|
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Boutique Hotel Budapest is really Nice
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30 June 2017|
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Response from vince a | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at Pest Side and it was great. The hotel was BO18 and although it is not right in the centre, the metro takes you directly there with no hassle. This is just to avoid walking. Vaci Street is a very nice street and... More