The elegant Andrássy Avenue is one of Budapest’s major cultural hubs with a range of museums, exhibition halls, and examples of fine architecture.
The 2.5 km long Andrássy Avenue connects City Park (Városliget) with the city centre.
The next section ends at Kodály körönd where the area is less loosely built-in with small palaces and villas.
The construction of the route started in 1872 as part of the rebirth of Pest-Buda that and preparations for the Millennium celebrations in 1896 (Hungary celebrated its foundation that roughly took place in AD 896.).
The avenue received its name after Count Gyula Andrássy, Hungary’s prime minister between (1867-1871) who supported the building of the road along with other major reconstructions in Pest at the time.
The place ends in a cafe selling snacks, coffee, soft drinks, mineral water etc.
Next to the cafe is a playhouse with railmodel games, drawing staff and books.
This part of the street is great for window shopping too because a range of high-end shops like Louis Vuitton, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Burberry, and Roberto Cavalli.
The Opera Cafe on the Hajós utca side of the Opera House is a small classic cafe where you can have very good coffee made from freshly roasted, specialty coffee beans, eat a delicious cake, or sip a glass of champagne or local wines before or after a performance.
The wide thoroughfare starts at Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) and stretches almost as far as the St. The octagonal square, Oktogon at Grand Boulevard (Nagykörút) divides the Andrássy road into two sections.
Due to its historic and cultural values Andrássy Avenue is a World Heritage Site since 2002.
Sights – Pesti Broadway – Paris Department Store – Book Cafe/Lotz Hall – Liszt Ferenc Square – Jókai Square – Hotels in the Area – Restaurants, Cafes – Events, Festivals Part of the Millennium Underground (M1 metro), the first continental metro line in Europe (built between 1894-96), runs parallel with Andrássy út with stations at Heroes’ Square, Bajza utca, Kodály körönd, Oktogon and the Opera.