Famous for: Architecture, Shopping, Street Market, Fountains, Churches
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.
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event_available When to visit: january - december
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00:00 - 23:59 Everyday
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info Tips: 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
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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

Tram: No. 4 - Vigadó Square

Bus Lines: Ferenciek tere 5, 7, 7E, 8, 112, 173, 173E, 178, 178A, 233E, 239


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Váci utca V. kerület Budapest Hungary
City center: Váci Street
Nearest airport: Budapest Airport

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Frequently asked Question about Vaci Street

Is Vaci Street open or construction work is still going ?
Vaci Street is currently open.
Is Vaci Street good area to stay while on vacation ?
Yes. It is safe as well as it is popular for restaurants, cafes and shopping streets.
What hours are the stores open on Weekends in Vaci Street ?
It varies. Usually they close between 20:00 to 21:30.
What are the Good restaurants on Váci street ?
Hard Rock Cafe, Baalbek Lebanese Restaurant, Belgian Waffel Bar, Cafe Frei, Molnár’s Kürtöskalács Cafe & Bakery, and Kuglóf Cafe are few good ones in Vaci Street.
Any nearby must visits around Vaci Street ?
In District V / Inner City you can explore he ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca . Also you can visit St. Michael's church in Vaci Street.
How to reach Vaci Street by public transportation ?
Following lines pass through Vaci Street: Bus - 110, Bus - 133E, Bus - 9 ; Metro - M2, Metro - M3 ;
Are stores in Vaci Street open on weekends ?
Yes stores are open on Weekends in Vaci Street.