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Budapest - Zrinyi Street

Hello! My husband and I will be spending 5 nights in Budapest in June. The apartment I like is on Zrinyi Street, right next to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Is this an okay spot for a first-time visitors? If not, which streets/areas would you recommend?

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It is an okay spot. Walk about 3 blocks to the Gresham Palace Four Seasons to see what you are missing by not staying in a 5-star hotel.

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4323 posts

I would definitely be ok with the location, if you like the apartment itself and the price. :)

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Thanks for the feedback. The apartment has a balcony overlooking the cathedral. We usually try to pick accommodations with balconies as we love the people-watching. And I think we might be some of the few people on earth who love the noise of a new city, so the noise definitely isn't a deterrent!

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If it is on Zrinyi utca (utca = street, often abbreviated "u."), then it is not in front of the Basilica (is a basilica, not a cathedral). In front of the Basilica is Szent István tér (ter = square).

The buildings at the end of Zrinyi utca closest to the Basilica that do have a few balconies that face the Basilica have Sas utca addresses so those aren't your flat. .

The buildings alone Zrinyi utca do have a few balconies but to see the Basilica you will have to look hard right or hard left (depending on the side of the street) and look up a fairly narrow street towards the Basilica. And you get this view: https://www.google.com/maps/@47.500538,19.0502047,3a,75y,90.74h,110.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s15voJTtKc8574vfqgWrSow!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?authuser=0&entry=ttu But as you can see, you are staying on an absolutely lovely street. Very sweet. I know you dont mind the noise, but it will be a bit quieter at the lower end where I suspect you are (the busy part is up at the square in front of the Basilica).

You are located between four public transportation stops. If your accommodation is mid point on Zrinyi utca then its less than a 10 minute walk to each of them.

  • The Széchenyi István tér stop of the 2 Tram to reach the Great Market Hall and the Parliament.
  • The Arany János utca stop on the M3 Metro which will get you to Nyugati train station and the West End Mall.
  • The Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út station of the M1 metro to reach the things along and at the end of Andrassy ut.
  • The Deák Ferenc tér station where the M1, M2 and M3 come together. The M2 will take you across the river and to Keleti Train station in the opposite direction.

I am sure you know this, but do make sure if you are staying in a short term rental that it is licensed. Easy, there will be a number on the listing page.