Central Pest

Most visitors to Budapest head straight for this area, known as Belváros or the Inner City. It is the city’s commercial hub, and is filled with fine buildings, shops and cafés. However, the area lay in ruins at the end of the 17th century, and was only redeveloped in the 19th century when many of Pest’s most important buildings were built, including the Hungarian National Museum. Today, many of the streets and squares are entirely pedestrianized, making it an ideal place for walking, shopping and dining outdoors. In fact, during the summer, the southern end of Váci utca becomes a never-ending mêlée of cafés and pubs, with revellers ...

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