Last updated on July 23rd, 2019
Lined with trees and historic buildings, Budapest’s most iconic boulevard is the picturesque Andrássy, which connects the city center with the Heroes’ Square. It is actually a surprisingly filmmaker friendly location since the tree-lined pedestrian pavements divides the key road’s six lanes into three sections, enabling simple road closures on the two side lanes without disrupting the main traffic. The architecture here is a collection of beautiful monumental buildings that were built during the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy under the influence of renaissance Venetian palaces. Cast iron benches, lush trees, old advertisement columns and ornate entrances to Europe's first metro line are also great details for creating a European atmosphere of the past. The condition of the buildings vary from immaculately renovated, to atmospherically crumbling and grimy from a century of traffic. The boulevard’s special sites include the Hungarian Fine Art University with its infamously sooty, dark facade and beautiful golden mosaics, and the House of Terror, a history museum in front of which portraits of victims and a segment of the Iron Wall can be found.