A nice walk along Andrassy Boulevard
Andrassy Boulevard by night
The opera house on Andrassy Boulevard
The interior of the opera house on Andrassy Boulevard
A nice cup at one of the cafes on Liszt Ferenc square
Whoever decides to stroll along the Andrássy Boulevard, is truly in for a treat!
The Boulevard, which was completed by the turnover of the 20th century, with the first underground system on the continent and with the monumental Heroes Square at the end of it, absolutely deserved to become part of the World Heritage in 2002.
This is the most elegant boulevard of Budapest, with several luxury fashion shops (Louis Vitton, Gucci, Burberry, Bulgari and Jud Marceau, just to name a few), but it is also a special cultural scene, the so-called Broadway of Pest, where you can find several theatres, the Budapest State Opera House, museums, cafes, and lovely restaurants.
Let’s take a short virtual walk starting from Deák ter, first passing the above mentioned fashion shops among beautiful classicist buildings. We then reach the marvelous neo-renaissance building of the Budapest State Opera House. The program nowadays offers operas with a fresh touch and outstanding approach, as well as pieces which are rarely seen on stage. The repertoire is absolutely fascinating, do not miss it!
Did you know that when designing Andrassy Boulevard, at the turnover of the last century, the architects planned a canal on the Körút? Their imagination was really without limits, and when you get to Octogon, you will easily recognize the big iron rings on the walls of houses at the corners, which would have served for the boats as a landing-dock. Instead of the boring tram, we could have swayed on with a boat… it could have been a great idea for guiding around Budapest, for sure!
1061 Budapest, Andrássy út
|Year of building:||1871-1876|
|Entrance fee:||It's FREE|