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Small streets along the Northern part of the Váci Street (between Ferenciek Square and Vörösmarty Square), the area is bordered by the Danube on the East and the Erzsébet Bridge – Astoria Square – Erzsébet Square – Chain Bridge line.
Vörösmarty Square, at the Northern end of Váci street, is the heart of the area, there are festivals and fairs held here season by season with quality Hungarian food and drinks. The square is surrounded by the Gerbeaud Confectionery and Váci1 luxury mall and offices and Vörösmarty1 mall and offices.
Southern Váci Street was the famous Váci Street with the first Western standard restaurants and bars in Budapest in the mid 80’s, as for today it has turned into a shopping area with middle class and luxurious brands from New Yorker to Esprit. Here are hotels to be found such as the Mariott and the Hyatt. Deák Street is a corner away from Váci Street and it was renovated and recieved the fancy name „Fashion street”: an elegant promenade which gives place to brands such as Benetton and Tommy Hilfiger...
Duna Corso is a promenade just above the Danube bank main road where you can enjoy an unique view to the Danube and the Castle.
The Northern Váci Street area is historically the Northern part of the ancient Pest side, as for example the street structure shows it, but the heavy traffic of Erzsébet Bridge and Kossuth Street detached these streets from the Old Town and as of today it integrated into the midtown. In the last years all the streets of the neighbourhood were renovated, new street covers and street furniture were installed.
The buildings are mainly classical but there are a lot of bauhaus style buildings as well, from the era between the two World Wars. These apartments were built to satisfy luxury needs and they suit today’s needs as well: they are sunlit, usually have at least one or more balconies and have a good layout with separate entrance bedrooms, storage room and modern dimensions. Many of these buildings have building central heating which is safe and comfortable but often it is more expensive than individual gas heating.
There are bright apartments in the first row by the Danube with a specatacular view of the river, ships and Gellért Hill’s cliffs and the Statue Of Liberty.
Unfortunately, the Danube bank functions as a corridor for heavy traffic.
Because of its central location the residents of this district are close to everything in the central Pest side – even on foot. At Deák Square, on the border of the neighborhood, is the Deák Square metro station where all 3 metro lines meet.
Erzsébet square - Picnic festival all year long
There is an other interesting meeting spot in the area, especially for the youth. Newbies in Budapest, even the tourist hear about it quite soon because of its vivid atmosphere and its eternal popularity. This is Erzsébet square, home of many Budapest highlights:
1. The Budapest Eye big Wheel
2. Two popular gastronomic venues with legendary background stories:
- The Fröccsterasz (=Spritzer Terrace) - A few years ago in the building of a former city centre bus station (<1949-2001) a new life has begun in the form of the a popular, fresh and fancy dating point:
- The Aquarium Club: one of Budapest's hottest cultural and meeting points. In the place of the once aborted National Theater project, down, underneath the surface with more concert rooms, and with many outdoor guest tables on wide, comfy squares. It is a cool thing when the bar terrace is a gradual podium.
3. The self-made Picnic field:
The other side of the Erzsébet square alongside the busy Bajcsy-Zsilinszky road is the most popular among the young people, because in the green field around a mirror pool it is so tempting to gather, to sit in the grass, to eat your sandwich there, to drink your...
4. The Michael Jackson Memorial Tree
5. The Budapest Love Lock location