Vaci Street is a popular street market in Budapest featuring big brands, many restaurants and cafes. The street is also popular for clip joints which people say are strip clubs in disguise. This street is completely pedestrian, no vehicles allowed.
When to visit:
january - december
00:00 - 23:59 Everyday
Most shops are open from 10 AM to 6 PM on weekdays and 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays. Shopping malls are open Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 9 PM and on Sundays 10 AM to 7 PM. Tesco is open 24hrs
Vaci Street also known as Vaci Utca is one of the best pedestrian street in Budapest extends from Vörösmarty Square down to the Great Market Hall. The vibes of downtown Budapest will elate you. It is also among the top shopping streets of Europe. The street is lined with retailers, shopping malls, souvenir shops, hotels, restaurants and cafes.
Vaci Street has two parts: one has fashionable stores offering a wide range of international brands while other is full of culinary and cultural experiences revolving around local life.
Many famous architectural structures are in this part of budapest, buildings dating from 19th century.
Things to see
The Philanthia flower shop operating since 1906
The Thonet house featuring Art-Nouveau architecture
The Fountain of the Fishmonger Girls on Kristóf Square opposite Cyrano Restaurant
The Hermes Fountain in Régiposta utca – a copy of Giovanni de Bologna’s Mercurius statue
The Nude Boy at the junction of Kígyó utca
Church of St. Michael
How to Reach
Metro: Line 1 - Vörösmarty Square, Line 3 - Ferenciek tere, Line 4 - Fővám tér