Vaci Utca is the most prominent street in Budapest, Hungary stretching across a vast expanse of pedestrian space from Vörösmarty Square to the Great Market Hall. This retail and entertainment mecca is geared towards visitors from every country. The Vaci Utca is a venue brimming with constant activity and social interaction, making for a well-rounded tourist destination.
The pedestrian street is divided into two factions, the northern end boasting high-end fashion boutiques such as H&M, ESPRIT, Nike, Swarovski and Lacoste. The southern end offers the dominant concentration of cuisine options including the famous Gerbeaud Confectionery and the Belgian Waffle Bar. The southern end also offers plentiful boutiques and unique gift shops.
Vaci Street is primarily explored on foot. The most convenient subway routes to Deák Square and the Millennium Underground to Vörösmarty Square.
A unique historical feature of the area is the bronze plaque inset into cobblestone in Váci utca where once stood the gates of the Pest City Wall. The remains of the gate can be viewed from just outside Vörösmarty Square, including the original bastion and a representative tablet. Another notable cultural feature is the ornate Christmas decorations that blanket the square every year during the holidays.