District VI, or Terézváros, is known for its thriving cultural life and astonishing architecture, congregating a wide offer of activities to do. It is great for expats and locals who enjoy cultural events and entertainment, also it is very popular with students and diplomats, as it’s extremely central, yet is a bit cheaper for renting an apartment than in its neighboring V district, and a bit quieter than its bordering VII district
The main artery of District VI is the gorgeous Andrassy Avenue, which connects Deak Ferenc square with Heroes Square, both very important meeting points and public transport stations, with many connections to go around the city. However, along its way goes Metro line 1 (yellow), mainland Europe’s oldest metro line, with plenty of stops in the most emblematic places of the avenue, like Oktogon or the house of the Opera.
Along Andrassy we can find the most luxurious world’s brands, as well as fine dining restaurants, classic and modern cafés and pubs.
The Andrassy Avenue runs the length of the district and is home to many high end designer stores, chic boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants and is sometimes referred to as the Champs-Elysees of Budapest.
The entire length of the avenue forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage site and a hugely popular area for foreign property investors. The part which is closer to Heroes square is quite lavish, home to many embassies, and offers downtown villas and private homes as well as luxury apartments along the avenue.
This octagonal square (as the name relates) is a pinpoint, not only in District VI, but in Budapest. It is divided by four roads and counts with many restaurants, fast food chains and shops on its four corners.
Vertically it is divided by Andrassy, marking its half point between Heroes square and Deak Ferenc. Horizontally, it is sliced by Terez Korut and Erszebet Korut, two big alleys full of shops, restaurants, bars and animation.
If you are planning to go for a relaxing walk, Oktogon is a great starting point and, no matter which direction you aim, you will enjoy it!
Nyugati Railway Station
The Nyugati Railway Station is one of the oldest but most beautiful terminals of Budapest, stands alongside Teréz körút, close to Oktogon. It is located in a big square full of life, shops and really close to West End shopping center (one of the biggest in Budapest). This square also serves as a connection to use Metro Line 1 (blue).
This impressive building, designed by the Gustave Eiffel Company, was opened in 1877. Today it connects Budapest with many points in the country, so if you are planning to visit Hungary, this is the right place to start!