Why visit: walks, shops, people-watching, cafés
Things to Do and See Around Váci Street
Váci Street, located in the city center and designated as a pedestrian precinct, runs from Vörösmarty Square to Vámház körút. The northern part is the busy and fashionable shopping street everyone refers to as Váci Street, while the southern part is lined with restaurants and over-prized souvenir shops. While Váci Street is great for a stroll, unfortunately most of the restaurants are expensive and geared towards tourists and there is little in the way of quality souvenirs for sale.
To give you an idea of the size of Pest in the Middle Ages, it was the lenght of today's Váci Street. Next to Vörösmarty Square, on the corner of Váci Street and Türr István Street, the white line on the pavement marks the site of the medieval city wall. This is where the city’s northern gate, Váci Gate, once stood.
Getting to Váci Street: Take Subway (M2 or M3) to Deák Square and take the short walk over to Váci Street, or take the Millennium Underground (M1) to Vörösmarty Square
Insider Tips: Start your walk at the famous Gerbeaud Café on Vörösmarty Square and you will end it with a totally different experience at the Central Market Hall on Vámház körút. If you are a fan of Art Nouveau, be sure to check out the Philanthia flower shop at No. 9.