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The avenue has been part of the World Heritage since 2002

Budapest Andrássy Avenue

Location: 6th district, connecting Deák Square and Hero’s Square

How to get there: Metro M1 runs all the way under, M2 and M3 connect at Deák tér, bus 4

 

The avenue has been part of the World Heritage since 2002, and can be divided into three major sections, Oktogon and Kodály Körönd signifying the dividing points. The whole 2.3 kilometer long route shows an outstanding architectural homogeneity, due to the fact that it was built up in its entirety in just a little over ten years. Plans were set in 1872. By 1884, only one plot remained empty, but a year later a palace was erected to fill the void. The avenue represents a city with aspirations to gain world status.

 

The avenue is aligned with beautifully ornamented buildings, but the most valuable and outstanding is the Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Nemzeti Operaház).  Next in line stand the former buildings of the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy (Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem), the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts (Képzőművészeti Főiskola), and two fine

structures at the end, on Hero's Square: the Hall of Arts (Műcsarnok) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum). Many of the other fine buildings now serve as Embassies, State Offices, museums and restaurants.

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