Nagymezo Utca
Nagymezo Utca
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stinkwink
By stinkwink
The street of the theatres.
4.0 of 5 bubblesDec 2019
While walking around Nagymező Street in Terézváros, I thought the name was wrong. The name of the street means Big Field. We instead should call it the Street of Theaters, because I counted precisely five of them, which is an excellent yield of a street of this length. It starts as a decent little girl on the corner of Király Street, with the Grand Parish Church of St. Teresa Avila. There's even a lovely big crucifix on the side of the church. However, it will soon become worldlier. First, there is the Radnóti Theater. In front of it a statue of Radnóti, who is tiredly leaning on a railing bearing his name. I assume a theater-goer is art-lover as well, so stop by the sculpture for a moment. This is an enjoyable work of Imre Varga, the recently deceased master who was one of the greatest sculptors in Hungary. After a short walk, we reach the Operetta Theater. In front of it is a statue. No matter what, Budapest is not only a city of theaters but also of figures. Here Imre Kálmán, the famous Hungarian operetta author, sits on a bench, almost inviting people to take a seat next to him, which of course is often happening. Opposite us are the lights of the entrance of the lavish Thalia, while beside it is the Microscope stage, that isn't dignified at all. Before that, of course, is a statue again. The Death holds the head of the great comedian, Hofi, in his hand. From this head, there was a good bit of confusion a few years ago when the head disappeared in the morning. Every newspaper wrote immediately that Hofi's skull was stolen, and of course, the police wanted to investigate, but it was not necessary. Turbulent young people accidentally broke it then disappeared quickly. The theater on the opposite side took care of the head, which, fortunately, had already been repaired. There is only one theater left, the Serbian theater in Hungary, slightly farther in the road, which, to my knowledge, performs in both Serbian and Hungarian. Nagymező Street offers a lot of entertainment, and big trees on some parts of it are making the walk pleasant.

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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
While walking around Nagymező Street in Terézváros, I thought the name was wrong. The name of the street means Big Field. We instead should call it the Street of Theaters, because I counted precisely five of them, which is an excellent yield of a street of this length. It starts as a decent little girl on the corner of Király Street, with the Grand Parish Church of St. Teresa Avila. There's even a lovely big crucifix on the side of the church. However, it will soon become worldlier. First, there is the Radnóti Theater. In front of it a statue of Radnóti, who is tiredly leaning on a railing bearing his name. I assume a theater-goer is art-lover as well, so stop by the sculpture for a moment. This is an enjoyable work of Imre Varga, the recently deceased master who was one of the greatest sculptors in Hungary. After a short walk, we reach the Operetta Theater. In front of it is a statue. No matter what, Budapest is not only a city of theaters but also of figures. Here Imre Kálmán, the famous Hungarian operetta author, sits on a bench, almost inviting people to take a seat next to him, which of course is often happening.
Opposite us are the lights of the entrance of the lavish Thalia, while beside it is the Microscope stage, that isn't dignified at all. Before that, of course, is a statue again. The Death holds the head of the great comedian, Hofi, in his hand. From this head, there was a good bit of confusion a few years ago when the head disappeared in the morning. Every newspaper wrote immediately that Hofi's skull was stolen, and of course, the police wanted to investigate, but it was not necessary. Turbulent young people accidentally broke it then disappeared quickly. The theater on the opposite side took care of the head, which, fortunately, had already been repaired. There is only one theater left, the Serbian theater in Hungary, slightly farther in the road, which, to my knowledge, performs in both Serbian and Hungarian.
Nagymező Street offers a lot of entertainment, and big trees on some parts of it are making the walk pleasant.
Written 31 December 2019
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Outside the theatre are the show prints of various famous people... it's like the Hollywood stars but Hungarian! Interesting to see.
Written 5 July 2019
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PopeDaveThe1st
Bridlington, UK457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Stay here for a week very nice area and good people here it’s safe so I give 5 stars but understand why some give 4 ... Budapest has many districts this is good street good area..
Written 27 November 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
While walking down Andrassy Utca it's nice to cut on to Nagymezo Utca as it's such a lovely street and square.
A well kept square there are some lovely pubs,bars and restaurants here but you would expect this as there is a beautiful Theatre here and a photographic gallery.
Also found on this street are some very interesting statues.
The Mai Man Haz Gallery is popular and we stopped for a few beers in The Temple British Pub which is a fantastic pub to visit,there are many fine examples of great architecture here and all in all its well worth checking out.
Written 24 March 2017
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Stretching only 800 meters long this is a popular street for theatre goers, in the eveningS it has a real vibe about it, very popular with the tourists , even if shows are your thing a nice place just to hang out.
Written 27 April 2020
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SEs
London, UK25,915 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is just a street like any other. Nothing special. Not a tourist attraction at all. You can give it a miss.
Written 6 March 2019
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aniaszur
Krakow, Poland7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Street like any street. Not sure what impresses so much. There are some sculptures on the buildings, some nice architectural details, some green. Like many other streets.
Written 11 June 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
While walking down the superb street Andrassy Utca with its amazing architecture we cut on Nagymezo Utca and what an amazing little street.
There are some lovely building's here including the Mai Mano Haz which is a fantastic photographic gallery which also has a great cafe .
There is also a theatre here and some interesting statues and some nice restaurants including Pesti Diszno Bistro were we enjoyed a meal.
In our holiday here in the 2nd week of March 2016 we also noticed that work was underway on the opening of an Irish pub here called Publin Irish Pub so when thats completed another great reason to go here.
A very photogenic area and very easy to find just off Andrassy Utca.
Well worth visiting.
Written 28 March 2016
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Hocico
Frankfurt, Germany24,503 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The street has a very nice section near the theaters and then becomes a little less attractive towards Nyugati pályaudvar. It's worth a walk.
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Written 7 October 2023
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