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Owner description: The main thoroughfare of Pest during the 18th century, today the pedestrian walkway is lined with upscale shops, restaurants and cafes.
Reviewed 20 June 2014

My suggestion would be to visit the Central Market first to get an idea of prices e.g. cakes for 160HUF instead of 500-1000HUF at some cafes. Then stroll leisurely up Vaci St looking at the shops, the architecture and generally soaking up the atmosphere of all the outdoor cafes in this walking only street. I bought a fabulous pair of shoes in one of the shops for an extremely reasonable price. There are plenty of photo opportunities as you sit with a drink or a coffee in one of the outdoor cafes. My favorite was Anna Cafe opposite the Central Market. A great place to people watch in the sun.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Very tourist orientated street. Prices are the same. Nevertheless its city center so its worth to see it at least once

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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

It is incredible how many tourists are scammed in this street. I came there just to investigate how scam schemes work. I was approached by pairs of woman couple of times and I saw many other similar woman talking with man. But since I was informed about their tricks from various sources on the web, I just maked laugh from them. For example, when they approched me and traditionally asked for a map, I have answered that I don't have it and started inviting them to join me and go to the bar. They confused, said 'no' and went away. I saw a men loudly discussing with two women about his huge bill near the PUB and at the same time I saw new customers (potential new victims) going to the PUB. Lately, this men go away without paying and I talked with him about how he can be so stupid. He told that he was informed about possible scams but the girls were so friendly... I also investigated neigborhoud of the famous Elevator bar (Városközpont). I saw menu on the window but I guess the bar was closed.

In the street also work several man who invites you to their striptise clubs. Some of them are very active. It is interesting to listen how they advertise the girls but it is not recommended to go with them to the clubs. Unfortunately, I saw a lot of man who went there.

While I was in this street in the evening and even in the midnight, I didn't felt unsafe. Of course, I didn't have phone, camera, money or credit cards with me. I didn't have anything valuable.

You should visit this street only if you are smart enough not to go with girls, drink in bars or eat in the restaurants. This street is interesting to observe how stupid peoples can be. It is fun only if you are not a victim.

Finally, I should notice that at the very begining of street side near the Central market hall you can buy postcards for 800 HUF. That is the lowest price of postcards I saw in this city (I saw the same price only in the Central market). So, not everything in Vaci Uta is so bad and overpriced :)

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Long street with restaurants and souvenirs shops in one end, the other has all the usual shops you find in any other european capital. Nice walk but if you want to buy something, browse to find reasonable prices. More likely you will end up buying your stuff in some other street of Peste - it is cheaper.

Thank CristinaLM
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

This street is just a a typical tourist street, lots of nondescript shops and sub-standard cafes.
One end you have the high street retailers like Zara and H&M, the other end you have the Great Market Hall. My advice would be to walk down this but avoid anyone coming up to you, they are almost certainly offering something too good to be true.

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