• Unkown people take a a nice walk on Andrassy Boulevard.
    A nice walk along Andrassy Boulevard
  • A part of Andrassy Boulevard together with Opera underground station by night.
    Andrassy Boulevard by night
  • The marvelous neo-renaissance building of the Budapest State Opera House (detail) on Andrassy Boulevard.
    The opera house on Andrassy Boulevard
  • A small detail of the georgeous interior of the Budapest State Opera House (detail) on Andrassy Boulevard.
    The interior of the opera house on Andrassy Boulevard
  • Unkown peolpe drink and eat at one of the numerous cafes and restaurants on Liszt Ferenc square just off Andrassy Boulevard.
    A nice cup at one of the cafes on Liszt Ferenc square

Andrássy Boulevard

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!

Andrássy Boulevard

It is located on Pest side.
Address:
1061 Budapest, Andrássy út
,
Hungary
Coordinates:47.504180, 19.061457
Public transport:
  • Bus: 105
  • Trolley: 75, 79
  • Tram: 4, 6
  • Metro: M1 - runs underneath Andrássy út
Year of building:1871-1876
Opening hours:24/7
Entrance fee:It's FREE
Fun facts:
  • Previous names of Andrássy boulevard: from 1768 between Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út and Dalszínház utca it was called Ellbogengasse (Elbow street). One part of it was called Schiffmannsplatz (Boatman's square) from the 1830s, and between Hajós u. (Boatman street) and Liszt Ferenc square its name was Maurergasse (Bricklayer strret) in the 1840s. Since 1883 the whole lenght was called Radialstrasse (Boulevard or Avenue), from 1886 Adrássy street, from 1950 Stalin street, from October 1956 street of Hungarian Youth, from 1957 street of People's Republic and since 1990 Andrássy street again.

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