Váci Street

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View of the street

Váci utca (Váci street) is one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares and perhaps the most famous street of central Budapest, Hungary. It features a large number of restaurants and shops catering primarily to the tourist market. The Lonely Planet says "It's tourist central, but the line of cafés and shops are worth seeing — at least once."[1]

Váci utca is one of the main shopping streets in Budapest. Among the retaliers located here are: Zara, H&M, Mango, ESPRIT, Douglas AG, Swarovski, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Nike. The street opens to Vörösmarty Square.

The street is known for bars which employ scam artists aimed at tourists. The scam artists, a female couple ask for directions to a bar and one of them will say it's their birthday. The goal is to trick the tourists inside the bar, then order expensive drinks and let the tourists pay for these expensive drinks.[2]

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  1. ^ Lonely Planet guide to Central Europe, 6th Edition. p.299.
  2. ^ "Oplichters in het Buitenland". Oplichters in het buitenland (in Dutch). 19 July 2015. Event occurs at 7 minutes 18 seconds. SBS6. SBS6. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 

Coordinates: 47°29′39.20″N 19°3′8.73″E / 47.4942222°N 19.0524250°E / 47.4942222; 19.0524250