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Shopping Streets

Updated: 2014-06-17 / (wtcf.travel)

Fashion Street

Fashion Street was created very recently, in 2007, from the total reconstruction of Deák Ferenc utca, which links Vörösmarty tér with Deák tér. The 150-meter long street has been inlaid with fine ornamental cobblestones. It profits greatly from being an actual modern-time extension of the main pedestrian street Váci utca.

The concept is to meet the expectations of high-end retailers by massive development. The first retailers to rent space here were Hugo Boss and Max Mara, followed by Benetton, Sisley, s. Oliver, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Mexx, Cream, Lloyd and Byblos. The latest addition is the Valpiano restaurant, a German caterer offering very fine Italian cuisine, and Longbar, a trendy bar and restaurant.

Grand Boulevard

The Grand Boulevard (Nagykörút) is a giant circular road - the longest road in Budapest, with its length of 4,114 metres, and constant width of 45 metres. Running through five districts of the city, it bears five different names (Margit, Szt. István, Teréz, Erzsébet, and József), named after Habsburg queens and kings, with the exception of Szt. István.

The boulevard, at its time of construction in the 1870-s, helped connect districts of the city that were separate and socially distinct. Today, the most important tram line of Budapest (4/6) runs in the middle of the road on its entire length.

Two of Budapest's deluxe hotels are located along the road, the Corinthia Royal and the Boscolo New York Palace, both on Erzsébet körút. Most shops on the Grand Boulevard are individual units, with small to mid-sized floor space, but in the neighbourhood of the two luxury hotels, new vendors have opened shop, catering to the higher quality needs of tourists.

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