A classic European commercial thoroughfare with a Hungarian touch
Budapest's Main Pedestrian High Street
One of Budapest's two main high streets, pedestrian Váci Utca harks back to the days when one entered the city through gates in the old city walls. The medieval and Renaissance buildings are long gone; today the architecture is primarily 19th- and early 20th-century (the oldest is at No. 13, dating back to 1805) and the businesses include some of the city's more prominent retailers. These include international names such as Zara, Mango, Hugo Boss and H&M, as well as one of the biggest shopping centres, West End City Center. Váci Utca also makes for a lively and entertaining evening stroll (just watch your wallets and purses!).